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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-18-2013, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Brown killer algea! HELP

So I have kinad been letting this problem go on for a while now and it has really gotten out of control. I hit a last straw when I got back from a 10 day trip and my Fox Tail was dead and the other plants have one foot in the grave and another on a banana peal. I don't know what to do about it and its been going on for about a couple of months. None of my fish have been affected and thats kinda why I let it get out of hand I guess. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this dark dirty brown hairy algea would be great!

4x42"T12, 8 hours a day
Just started excel this week, prior to that nothing, no CO2.
6 discus, 6 cardinals, 2 Bristile nose plecos
Bristlenose plecos and random small snails don't eat it ( and i think one of those two might be eating my swords!)
Tank: 72 gallon bow front, 85F
50lb organic potting soil, 50lb eco complete, 75lb black sand.
110 Aqua clear and 75 gallon sponge filter

thanks for all of your help!
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