Aquatic Plant Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Please help!

So here is what I have. I set up at 24 gallon Nano cube a month ago. I have a Finnex FugeRay Planted+ on it. I recently have a crazy brown algae bloom that almost looks like fuzzy cotton or mold on almost all the plants. It seems to be killing them as none of them are really taking hold and thriving. The glass is also colored with brownish green growth. I am at a loss as how to resolve this. I am making frequent water changes and not adding any extra supplements to the water. I have nitrate and nitrite filter medium in the filter as well as carbon and Purigen.

Any suggestions?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,436 Posts
The plants need nitrates to grow. And, nitrite is consumed by bacteria to make nitrates. So, your nitrate/nitrite filter media is doing more harm than good. I suggest using nothing in the filter except filter floss or sponge, and possibly something for bacteria to grow on - charcoal will work for that. Clean up the brown fuzz, and plant some fast growing stem plants - a lot of them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
The plants need nitrates to grow. And, nitrite is consumed by bacteria to make nitrates. So, your nitrate/nitrite filter media is doing more harm than good. I suggest using nothing in the filter except filter floss or sponge, and possibly something for bacteria to grow on - charcoal will work for that. Clean up the brown fuzz, and plant some fast growing stem plants - a lot of them.
Thanks I will try that.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top