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Old 04-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #1
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brown algae on overflow box and GSA?


So my tank has been setup for a year now. My overflow box is glass and there's a lot of brown algae or something really dark/brown. If I scrap it, it'll come off, it's only on this box.

Also, I have gsa on my glass that I have to scrap every week. Only dosing co2 at 1 point drop in ph.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:35 AM   #2
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The GSA is on the front glass while brown algae is on back with overflow.
The back side has less lighting and front seems to get more lighting.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:19 PM   #3
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Being glass I imagine it is clear and I read that clear boxes are prone to algae,my overflow box is black plastic.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #4
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If you're only dosing CO2 then that is the issue. Get some macros in there at least.
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tape it wit black adhesive film.
i hads this with a transparent hob filter facing at window. after taping it problems gone
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