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allo i made a tutorial about a week ago on what steps i took to remove algae (green and brown/black) from my tank. i can happily say that 7 days on, we're looking exactly as we were on the day of the big clean. here's my video. i hope it gives you some ideas for your own tanks.
Something interesting (to me at least ) is going on in my two tanks. One is having lots of noticeable brown algae on the plants, driftwood, and even the glass, while the other has just started having a little bit of bright green algae on the lights and filter sponges. The tanks have a lot of differences, and I'd like to figure out what makes one grow green and the other brown, so I can get rid of the brown! Green Algae Tank 29 gallons Led lights that came with the kit South-East natural light No ferts No plants (while algae occurred at least; I just put 1 anubias in the other day) Sparkly rock & Fluval moss rocks AC110 filter Bubble disk Two fish 0/0/5 - most common parameters, has had higher nitrates occasionally pH 8.2 Usually 50-80% WC (depending on params) approx every 5-7 days - just started doing daily 50% to use water for fry tank wc algae on the lights and filter sponges Brown Algae Tank 60 gallons Marineland Double Bright (recently downgraded to an Aqueon light to experiment) North-West natural light Seachem Flourish A few plants - anubias, crypt, water sprite, java fern Large mopani driftwood AC110 x 2 Bubble wall Two fish 0/0/5 - most common parameters, has had higher nitrates occasionally pH 8.2 Usually 50-80% WC (depending on params) approx every 5-7 days algae on the plants, driftwood, and even the glass That's all I can think of to compare... anyone want to help me figure this out? I wonder if it could be the direction of the natural light? Or the lights themselves? Or the live plants and ferts?