30 Gallon Tank Should I be "dusting" off my plants?

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My plants are getting some brownish color on them, not dead foliage but rather a dusty film of sorts on the foliage. Am I supposed to wipe them off at all? I'm getting some good growth so don't know if I should just leave them leaves alone.

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To me, it sounds like diatoms, a type of algae. If that's what it is, it's common in a newer tank. Eventually, it goes away on its own (although mine's been covered with the stuff for over 3 months). I just asked Jaysee about it yesterday, and he told me a BN pleco would take care of it.
 
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I actually kinda like it.... it's giving me that swamp look I've always wanted..... but my husband says "babe, your plants are dirty"....
 
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it seems to be a little better, and I've gots lots of new growth..... so we'll see what happens.
 
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