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You need to reduce the light, algae will grow with more light also if the gravel is light in color that will promote algae growth the darker the better. Don't waste your time tearing the tank down the algae will be back very shortly. you can purchase algae controller but I found the best result is less light. By the way brown algae is not harmful, also make partial water changes remove the water from the bottom of the tank with a tetra hydro cleaner at least once a month if possible.

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Q: How do you get rid of brown algae in an aquarium?
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What disease is it when there is no fish in your aquarium yet your aquarium plants have brown stuff on a few of their leaves and how do you get rid of it?

The "brown stuff" should not be a disease, it's called algae. To get rid of this, move your aquarium away from sunlight and make sure those plants are safe for aquarium use. If you can't move the aquarium away from sunlight, use some medications for your fish tank at your local fish store.


What is an algae bloom in aquarium?

It's when you suddenly have a lot of algae present in your aquarium. It's really hard to get rid of it once it blooms and starts to take over


How do you kill algae in an aquarium?

I hate algae, too. Period. (lol) So....last week I wrote an article b/c I used to have a BIG problem with algae overgrowth in my aquarium. It is a Step-by-Step, easy guide on how to get rid of the nasty, slimey stuff. My aquarium is now crystal clear, due to following the expert advice of other tank owners. There are natural ways to kill algae in your aquarium. Below, I will post a link...to the techniques I used to get rid of the algae. The article is entitles: "How to Kill Algae in Your Aquarium". Look below (under Related Links) and click on link to get the info. you need. It will help! :-)


Where is it possible to learn about brown algae?

Wikipedia and the Marine Life section of About have articles on brown algae, accompanied by links to resources for further reading. Aquarium-related websites like Aquatic Community may also have information on brown algae.


Can you kill algae by just using algaecide?

In a simple answer to your question, "No, at least not in my experience." I wrote an article b/c I used to have a BIG problem with algae overgrowth in my aquarium. It is a Step-by-Step, easy guide on how to get rid of the nasty, slimey stuff. My aquarium is now crystal clear, due to following the expert advice of other tank owners. There are natural ways to kill algae in your aquarium. Below, I will post a link...to the techniques I used to get rid of the algae. The article is entitles: "How to Kill Algae in Your Aquarium". Look below (under Related Links) and click on link to get the info. you need. It will help! :-)


How do you get rid of an algae bloom in an aquarium?

You could get some algae reducing water treatment and do regular water changes, also try to keep the tank out of direct sunlight as this could be the cause


What are producers in an aquarium?

Plants and algae.


What brown algae common name?

Brown algae..


How does algae grow?

Algae is grown by ammonia in the water that is turned into nitrite/nitrate is food for algae to grow. It also needs a little light. To get rid of it you can put fast growing live plants in your aquarium to reduce the nitrite/nitrate in the water that algae feeds on. See Related links below


Are Brown Algae unicellular or multicellular?

Brown Algae are multicellular.


Do algae eaters eat your plants in your aquarium?

No, because plants are not made up of algae


Can you put algae tablets in the aquarium without killing an algae eater?

I suppose so


What do you do when a algae eater dies?

Remove him from the aquarium immediately and dispose of him. Determine what caused his death: was he diseased? If so, you may have to treat your aquarium before replacing him with another algae eater. Or you can simply resign yourself to a bigger job of removing algae from your aquarium without his help.


What do brown algae eat?

If you are talking about brown Algae in an aquarium, they thrive in an environment with a high amount of light, whether sunlight or artificial, and they "eat" phosphates, which are released from a huge variety of sources, carbon filters, fish waste and leftover food, etcetera.If you are wanting to get rid of it, the best way is to use an algae eater, such as a plecostomus or Otoclincis catfish. (Contrary to popular belief, snails are NOT good algae eaters, as they only snack on the top layer, and will only do that if no other food is available). Another option is to perform daily partial-water changes and scrub all of the algae so it does not take hold on the walls and decorations of the aquarium. The daily water changes will remove the phosphates and make survival difficult. More live plants is also effective, as it causes the algae to fight for nutrients.


What are the colors of algae?

Green is the color of algae........ some algae are green, Red, Brown, or Golden Brown


How do you knew that there is nitrifying bacteria in aquarium?

growth of algae.


What prevents algae growth in aquariums?

Aquarium snails


What is the other name for brown algae?

The other name for the brown algae is Phaeophyceae.


Are the largest form of algae?

Brown algae


How Brown algae differ from red algae and green algae?

Yes, Brown algae differs from Red and Green algae because Brown algae is used as a thickener in alot of foods. Red and Green algae are used for most of the time for fish and other underwater animals to eat.


How long does it take for algae to grow in an fish aquarium?

Algae can grow back in as soon as 5 hrs.


Where does brown algae live?

Brown algae is found mostly in the cold waters of the Northern Hemisphere. The largest and fastest growing seaweeds are classified as brown algae.


What are the three types of multicellular algae?

red algae, green algae, and brown algae


How do you get rid of green algae on indoor waterfall?

Algaecide can usually get rid of algae. Unless the water in circulating there is no way to prevent algae buildup on wet surfaces.


What is the largest group of algae?

The largest group of algae is brown algae.