Thread: Ugly brown stuff
02-20-2009, 08:36 PM #1
Ugly brown stuff
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, 08:52 PM #2
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.
02-20-2009, 10:01 PM #3
02-21-2009, 02:43 AM #4
diatoms...mmmm diatoms. Feed lees, change water more, and more light. They settle down in time and get out competed by green algae.