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Thread: Is this algae?

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    This stuff keeps forming on my plants. I take it that it's algae, but I wanted to see what you guys think. It is really easy to remove, I can use a turkey baster to blow it off.
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    I decided that I feel that this gunk is plant matter build up. I added floating plants awhile back and they are not doing well. I figured floating plants would be easy to keep, but I think my flow is too high up at the top of the tank. I had a good majority of the tank covered with them and now there's hardly any left, so I'm guessing it's just broken down leaves from them.

    Those pictures were taken 8 days after I had last cleaned it. It's been like that for the last couple of weeks, but I think it's finally slowing down, and since I don't have many floating plants left I think it will stop happening.
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    It almost looked like BBA at first glance, but after a second look it appears different. It could've been from all of the decaying plant matter as I've had something similar in the past when I first switched to live plants.

    I have BBA on my plants now but after cleaning both filters 2 weeks apart and injecting co2 it has come to a stop with it's progression. Now to wait for my Oto's to arrive at my LFS to clean everything up!
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    I noticed dislodged water lettuce roots will get caught in my plants below, but I can tell they are water lettuce roots. At least it is easy to remove.
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