Verification: Diatoms/Brown algae?

  1. LibraryFish

    LibraryFish Valued Member Member

    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.


  2. TayJay76

    TayJay76 Valued Member Member

    Yep. That is definately brown algea. I have some in my planted tank too. It should go away within a months time:)
  3. B

    Borisbbadd Guest

    Yep, that be the stuff.
  4. kimoore

    kimoore Valued Member Member

    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

    LibraryFish Valued Member Member

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