Brown Algae?

adamd9

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Is this brown algae on my anubias and tubing going to my air stone? My tank has had fish in it now for about 4/5 months and I read that this is when you start seeing algae growing in your tank, when it is completely cycled. I added 3 nerite snails last night to help eat some algae. Is there anything else I should do besides normal tank maintenance?
Excuse the dirtiness of my tank floor, tomorrow is my cleaning day
 

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Adding more live plants will help. They absorb the available nutrients in the water column and will outcompete the algae. I had a cichlid tank prior to my planted tank. I would have to scrub brown algae (diatoms) from all surfaces every couple of weeks or so. Since I changed to a planted tank, I have had zero brown algae
 

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