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My Ludwiga has brown algae or what I think is brown algae. When I first put it in the tank the older leaves got it and I cut them off. But now its back and is covering some of the newer leaves and some of the stems.

What should I do?

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Well it grows on the leaves its brown and it sort of reminds me of grass. I once put a leaf in a cup of Flourish Excel and it didn't kill any of the algae. But its not stringy its very short.

Bump: Found a picture of it online!

https://www.google.com/search?q=BBA...=_mQRV42WEIu2jwP99qTgDw#imgrc=-AFiX9aV_7OyeM:

So my best guess is that i should remove the Ludwiga and cut off all infected leaves and stems OR should I try using the H202 spot treatment?

*Really don't want to take the Ludwiga out since it will make my water cloudy and I am sort of sick so doing a water change doesn't sound the best thing to do.

Read this article:

https://fishyaquaria.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/tackling-the-black-brush-algae-bba/

I guess I am going to be taking them out and doing the "Bleach Dip". I should have did more research and not shrugging it off as Brown Algae since I had just started the tank up at the time. o well
 
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