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    I noticed that my Amazon swords (as well as another plant I can't remember) started getting brown blotches on the mature leaves. I figured they were getting old or not enough nutrients. Well adding nutrients for several weeks didn't solve the problem. Then I noticed the brown stuff on my glass. So I cleaned it off and realized I could clean it off the leaves. I'm guessing it is a type of algea but I've not seen one that was just a straight brown color. What could this be?

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    Sounds like diatoms

    Very common in mew tanks, or tanks with new substrate. They thrive from the silicates that leach out of new substrate. Just clean it off and in a few months, it should go away on its own
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    Great, it is indeed a new tank so that makes perfect sense. Thank you.

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    Water changes and keep cleaning it off like Cliff said. May take a while to get rid of. Nothing to worry about, very common with new setups.

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