Verification: Diatoms/Brown algae?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by LibraryFish, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. LibraryFish

    LibraryFishValued MemberMember

    Just want to see if others are identifying this is as diatoms/brown algae. I converted my tank to planted last month, and even though I cycled with my old tank gravel it could still be considered a new tank. Tank details are in my aquarium link at left, but parameters are all in the normal range. My lights are on 7:30am-11:30am and then again from 5-9pm. The tank is near a window but I keep the blinds drawn.

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    Thoughts?
     
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  2. TayJay76

    TayJay76Valued MemberMember

    Yep. That is definately brown algea. I have some in my planted tank too. It should go away within a months time:)
     
  3. Yep, that be the stuff.
     
  4. kimoore

    kimooreValued MemberMember

    i have found that upping the oxygen level really helps the algae go away. At least, thats been the case with my tanks. Scrub your filter really well also.
     
  5. OP
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    LibraryFish

    LibraryFishValued MemberMember

    Huzzah! Er, I mean, I'm glad I know what it is. Thanks, guys!

    :;toast
     




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