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    Im doing a fishless cycle and some brown hair like algae is forming on rocks and drift wood. What is this and how can I control it?

    Lights are on 8.5 hours a day. Tank is planted.


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    Did you read the Algae Primer? It's most likely Diatoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    Did you read the Algae Primer? It's most likely Diatoms.

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=24570
    Thanks I didnt realize diatoms could be hair like. Looks like you hit it on the head though. Thanks
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    Have you tried to see if you could find it here, in this thread?

    Photos of different algaes

    Knowing what it is or seeing some photos would help but you may find it here in a photo. Diatoms are generally the first one you'll see so I agree with all above.

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