Orange Substance On Glass?

Azza94

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hI there, I don't know if this is in the right place but I can't find any answers to my problem anywhere..

I keep having an orange/brown substance growing in abundance on my tank glass. I got so sick of it that I even emptied my tank, washed all the gravel, filter media and started the cycle again. I washed everything and scrubbed the tank with an algae sponge multiple times.. Rinsing the tank also multiple times

But it came back days after cleaning the entire tank and I can't find a thing on it.. Can you please help me identify the problem and possibly help me find a solution? It keeps coming back no matter how much I clean it off.

I've attached the pictures.. Thanks guys. This is plaguing me so hard right now.
 

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I'm in agreement. Brown algae. Credit card works great. Nothing was wrong with your cycle.
 

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Save the credit card for green spot algae. Those brown algae (diatoms) can be easily wiped with paper towel.
 
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cichlidman said:
could also just scrape it off with a credit card or a razor blade =)
MTSRandy said:
I'm in agreement. Brown algae. Credit card works great. Nothing was wrong with your cycle.
aniroc said:
Save the credit card for green spot algae. Those brown algae (diatoms) can be easily wiped with paper towel.
Thanks for your replies, I appreciate it. It's just that no matter what I do it keeps growing back, I have another aquarium and this doesn't have that problem.. It there any way to eradicate it once and for all? Thanks again
 

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Diatoms (brown algae) are often cause by excess silicates, common to new tanks. Unsightly as it is just keep removing it and it will eventually run its course
 

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What's the time frame on running sit course days, weeks, a year?
 

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Lol, wish I could give you an answer, but it's almost like cycling...you never know varies tank to tank. Wipe off as much as you can then do a large water change after wiping to remove free floating debris. For plants you can also remove them and dip in hydrogen peroxide (spraying the peroxide under water doesn't help much w diatoms, but for some reason the dip does). I've also added some extra filter floss into my jobs to absorb anything as well while I was wiping.
 

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