Brown Algae? | My Aquarium Club

Jul 10, 2008 - Every aquarium at one time or another experiences a bloom of brown algae
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There are many types of algae that can grow in your aquarium. If the algae is another color other than green, it indicates that there are water quality problem. Red or brown algae indicates that there are either high dissolved nitrate or phosphate levels in the water.
Brown Aquarium Algae
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Brown algae can be one of the most annoying things in your aquarium as a fishkeeper. Just when you thought you cleaned your tank up squeaky clean you start seeing some brown nasty stuff filling up your tank, brown algae! You wonder , but without any prior warning they pop up into your aquarium and leave you wondering how they got there. Saltwater Algae Control: Brown Algae | Home Aquaria
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There are a few different things that can cause brown algae to grow in your fish tank. These causes include low light, old light tubes, high levels of nitrates in the water, high levels of phosphate (which usually occurs due to overfeeding the fish), and a poorly maintained aquarium filter. Thankfully this type of algae is not too hard to get rid of.One of the first signs that your aquarium is developing an algae problem is the presence of particles that are greenish or yellow-brown in color. Aquarium algae can also take the form of white or gray filamentous masses that are composed of bacteria and fungi. Your aquarium may be visited by more than one type of algae at a time, don’t be surprised to see a mix.Listed below are some of the best ways to remove brown algae from the aquarium. Most of these methods aim to cut the nutrient supply for brown algae. Preventing its future growth.Please Visit For Aquarium and fish information as well as information on breeding fish.
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Do you have brown algae in your aquarium. This is a algae that coats everything in its path. I will tell you how to take care of it.
Buy Your Algae Control Here: Marine diatoms are a common problem in a marine aquarium common solutions are:

Check your lighting is the correct bulb, brightness and on the correct amount of time.

Nutrients are an issue with marine diatoms and brown algae. silica and silicates are the most problematic but also nitrates and phosphates will feed marine diatoms and brown algae. Reduce feeding and livestock if necessary.

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Add sponges as these may soak up excess silicates to starve the marine diatoms and brown algae.

Add a cleanup crew such as banded Trochus and Astrea snails that eat marine diatoms and brown algae.

Wait for your cycle to finish as usually marine diatoms and brown algae are caused by your aquarium not being fully matured.



TWITTER: Brown algae can be a delicious meal or an unsightly oxygen hog, depending on the type of animal you choose to keep in your aquarium. When aquarium owners talk about "brown algae," they are actually talking about diatoms, microscopic brownish or greenish creatures with glassy skeletons. (When botanists talk about "brown algae," they are likely talking about distantly related large seaweeds.)