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  1. #1

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    Default Brown Algae Bad or good , Sorry posted in wrong area

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    Brown Algae Bad or good


    Been getting a lot of Brown algae particulary on porcelain items and on glass in tank and the plastic plants i have

    Any suggestions that i should od to remove this ??
    Is this dangerous ??

    My Temp is about 20-30 would this cause it ?

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    Sounds like diatoms to me. They are very common in new set-ups or in tanks with new substrate. They are mostly caused by silicates being leached into the water from the substrate. Once the silicates are gone, so to will be the diatoms

    They are harmless. Just clean them off and do a few extra water changes. They typically go away on their own in a few months
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faolteam
    My Temp is about 20-30 would this cause it ?
    I hope this is a typo - that your temp range isn't that extreme; do you mean 29-30 C?
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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