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I have white rocks in the bottom of my tank what do you do to get rid of the algae they are starting to turn a little brown??
 

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under_control said:
Bristlenose(bushy nose) plecos do eat brown algae though.
Yeah they do. I had pretty major brown algae on the top surfaces of 300 pounds of rock work. I bought a 4" BN pleco. 24 hours later there were tracks all through the algae where the pleco had cleaned it. 24 more hours later, the rocks were CLEAN, and they have stayed clean ever since.
 

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I have a pleco but not the brushy nose one he does a good job on the glass and flat rocks just getting algae on the small gravel. He dont seem to be to good of a gravel cleaner.
 

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I have the same problem now, does the brown algae get replaced by other kind later on? i think my light is on too long about 14 hrs/day, nitrate is good about 20ppm
 

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I've just started to grow brown algae after my tank has been up for 4 months. *** had it for 4 yrs but I just moved and put it back up. I've heard the brown algae will turn to green which is what I want/ IMO you should let the algae be as long as its only on the rocks. When it comes on the glass then you should clean it off. I think the algae makes it a more natural looking habitat.
 

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rashadrr said:
I've just started to grow brown algae after my tank has been up for 4 months. I've had it for 4 yrs but I just moved and put it back up. I've heard the brown algae will turn to green which is what I want/ IMO you should let the algae be as long as its only on the rocks. When it comes on the glass then you should clean it off. I think the algae makes it a more natural looking habitat.
i agree..its great to see plantlife co exisiting with the fish...
 
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