Weird brown algae? Or something? How to get rid of this, is it bad??

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  1. ivanjay2

    ivanjay2Valued MemberMember

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    This weird brown stuff just got there and idk how or what anything about itimage

    Really need help on this
     
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    Looks like Diatoms to me.
     
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    Is it bad? Or what do I do?
     
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    It's not harmful and you can just wipe it off.
     
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    Oh okay thank you
     
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    Is it a newly cycled tank? And is that on the lip of the outflow for the filter?
     
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    Yeah that's just brown algae. It appears on aquarium things, usually new things. Its actually diatom rather than an algae but as jdhef said, you can just wipe it off. Its most common on new plants, but can grow on decorations and other things too
     
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    I just had the brown algae (diatom) problem. They are still there just are obviously in decline. I just wipe them off during my once a week WC. Took a month or so maybe more, but obviously on decline now.
     
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