Algae invasion in new tank setup.
New 16 gal tank setup - 25 days. And my tank is overrun with algae.
Need help identifying this algae and what should I do about it? Not sure if this is Diatoms or Brown Hair Algae.
This brown dusty algae photosynthesis and is very apparent from the bubbles that appear. Its everywhere, on the plants, substrate and rock. It is covering my HC.
I'm also using SeaGel by Seachem, and that's supposed to absorb phosphate and silicates. Regular water changes and it grows back in a day.
I'm at a lost for my next move.
16 gallon tank.
T5 lights, 55W. Now reduced to 5 hours, timed with CO2 injection.
ADA Amazonia soil - 25 days since setup.
I have not dosed anything.
I was thinking of getting a couple of ottocinclus, but will those disturb the substrate as the HC is still rooting?