Whoa! Brown Hair Algae Out of Control!
I have a newly started tank. It's about 4 weeks old now. Ammonia, nitrites are 0.
I use pressurized Co2. Lights are two 24w t5ho 6500k, 17 gal
Around the second week I got a massive outbreak.
At this time, I had the lights on 10 hours a day and was EI dosing.
Attached is a pic of what it looked like around the second week.
I tested nitrates and it was ~80ppm, I think partially because I was dosing too much dry ferts.
I've cut the light period back to 6 hours and no longer dosing ferts.
I now have about 10ppm of nitrates but the algae does not seem to be going away. I've also been changing about 40% every other day.
Is there any recommendation on what else I can do? or just wait it out and keep changing water every other day.
edit: I'll post a pic when I get home.