Brown Algae Attacks!
I'll start off by saying I have read almost every online forum about brown algae in new tank setups. As much as I read, I can't imagine my tank being normal. First is my setup. I have pressurized co2 which I've calibrated to as much as I can pump in before fish gasp for air, Normal dosage of Seachem Flourish Ferts(2 caps/week) and 4 54W T5HO bulbs on 12 hours a day. I used to keep the lights on 8 hours a day but with 12 hours I have boosted plant growth and pearling. After switching to 12 hour days, the brown algae took over the plants in the tank. I currently have my tank blacked out for going on day 2 now to attempt to kill it off. Will I never be able to keep my lights on 12 hours without the resulting algae?