Hi folks, newbie to site. Hope someone can help!
Main problem is brown algae.
Recently set up tank (15th Nov) after moving home.
Tank size: 48" x 18"H x 12"W.
Lighting: 3 x 40w Arcadia tubes (2 x original tropical, 1 x freshwater), on between 12 noon & 10pm.
CO2 system: Bioplast, linked with solenoid valve to lights, bubble counter set to 1&1/2 - 2 per second.
Substrate: black gravel, approx. 3" deep, 1/2" layer of Laterite 1" from bottom of tank.
Filtration: Interpet 60 with foam, ceramic tubes, JBL filter wool and activated carbon. Outlet of filter connects to CO2 reactor.
Temperature: 80 - 82 degrees.
Fish: 1 x Red tailed black shark, 1 x clown loach, 1 x banded catfish, 10 x cardinals, 2 x Boesmani Rainbows, 2 x flame tetras, 8 x small Endlers guppies.
Since setting up the tank, a light brown slimy type algae has appeared on all plants, the gravel, the glass, inside the filter outlet tube and inside the CO2 reactor.
Any advice / help would be very welcome.