View Full Version : Ugly brown stuff

02-20-2009, 09:36 PM
I have a bunch of ugly brown stuff on my sand and my fake plants.. what is it? Is it a sort of algae? How do I get rid of it? My tank just recently cycled too.

02-20-2009, 09:52 PM
It's called diatoms, happens sometimes in new tanks and even older ones. Do water changes a bit more frequently, that will help. Eventually they will go away.

Lady Hobbs
02-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Lots of posts about diatoms in the algae forum......where I moved this one to.

02-21-2009, 03:43 AM
diatoms...mmmm diatoms. Feed lees, change water more, and more light. They settle down in time and get out competed by green algae.