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annubias nana algae help ?

Hi i i have a small fluval spec with a betta in there and i dose with 5 drops of flourish excell daily but the algae was already there bofore that, the algae looks like a thick layer or dusk and its a brown colour not very hairy just looks dirty any ideas ? standard spec light on from 10-6

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It's probably diatoms. You can rub them off the plant, or get some otocinclus. They generally go away on their own.

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its only a small fluval spec with a betta so cannot get more fish, will try wipe it off thanks for reply

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just read that they eat nitrates and i have just finished fishless cycling so when my betta settles in and tank stables hopefully will clear

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being a very slow growing plant it's important that it's exposed to flow to help keep it swept off.


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