03-12-2006, 05:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
| | Brown algae in gravel
I have a heavily planted 55 with 130w of light. The tank has been running roughly 2.5 month's. I recently battled Ick. I did the salt and copper treatment. Some plant's suffered because of the copper. Mainly my Ozelot Sword's. So, I now I'm in the proccess of removing the copper with carbon. About 4 day's ago I finally added some ferti-stick's for the rooted plant's. Now today, I notice I have brown algea growing in the gravel. It's quite away's down in there. Could it be from the fert's. I have 4 Otto's, and there's not a spec of algea on any of the plant's, just the gravel and the hob filter's. Any idea's. I'll try attaching a pic, I hope you can pick out the brown stuff on top. Thank's
Last edited by Cal; 03-12-2006 at 05:55 PM..