Thread: Brown Algae?!
01-13-2010, 07:31 AM #1
Shortly after my tank got cycled on December I notice I started getting some type of "brow looking algae" even tho I try to clean most of it off my decorations and fake plats, it keeps coming back...
Any suggestions on what can it be causing it and how to get rid of it?
01-13-2010, 12:23 PM #2
01-13-2010, 01:57 PM #3
What you're seeing are diatoms. It should clear up as your tank matures, scrubs off easily, and is harmless.150 gallon - red shoulder severum, gold severum, vampire pleco, gold nugget pleco, bush fish, clown loaches, botia loaches, mbuna cichlids, and a few others
55 gallon - mixed african cichlids, and one anguilla rostrata
20 gallon long - planted, 21 pseudotropheus demasoni fry
10 gallon - heavily planted, 1 male betta, 3 harlequin rasboras, 2 zebra danios, & 2 rummy nose tetras
5 gallon - planted, 1 male betta, 3 harlequin rasboras, 3 panda corys, and 6 cherry shrimp
01-13-2010, 02:00 PM #4
01-13-2010, 02:12 PM #5
Alot of fish like to eat diatoms. It won't hurt anything unless you have live plants, then it can block the light from getting to them. It is very easy to wipe off and most the time will run it's course and be gone in a couple of months.55 gallon planted community
30 gallon planted community
10 gallon planted wild type guppies and cherry shrimp
01-13-2010, 06:25 PM #6
+2 for diatoms.its completely normal in a new tank. they will go away after the tank matures, or if you have the room a few bushynose plecos will clean it up in a day or twoThe only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
RIP Roscoe. We will meet again Bug.
01-13-2010, 10:33 PM #7
Thank you all unfortunately I have no more space for another fish, but I do have live plants (anubias) and the leafs are getting it all over but as long as is not harmful for the other fish and for the bacteria it's fine...I gotta admit it makes the tank look really dirty
01-13-2010, 10:36 PM #8Originally Posted by Evildude
01-13-2010, 10:40 PM #9Originally Posted by Wild Turkey
I just notice my gourami likes poking at it lol