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What is this stuff ???

Postby greenterror85 » Thu May 28, 2015 9:43 pm

I'm getting this brown stuff on my aquarium glass and decorations. It wipes off easily but it is very annoying. Does anyone know what it is and how to get rid of it?? Heres a picture of one of my tank decorations...

Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby mambee » Fri May 29, 2015 4:07 pm

Diatoms. BNPs will eat it.

Is the tank a new setup?
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby DJRansome » Fri May 29, 2015 7:33 pm

My BN won't eat it. It goes away by itself in several months, in the meantime I just wipe it off.
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby greenterror85 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:45 pm

Thanks for the advice. The tank has been set up for a few months. I have a sponge filter in it that has been in a cycled tank for many months.
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby DJRansome » Sat May 30, 2015 10:01 am

Expected and normal.
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby elenor » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:07 am

I think your problem is the diatom/brown algae. Keep all this mind to get rid of this stuff. Brown algae don't need light to grow as the regular algae. The problem with the diatoms is that they can't be removed by simply leaving the lights off. Make sure that your tank has a good filter system. Also have some water movement in your tank as diatoms are bad swimmers.
Hope this could help you.
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby wryan » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:41 am

A nearly two year-old thread ... resurrected from the graveyard ... :lol:
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Re: What is this stuff ???

Postby tanker3 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:28 pm

wryan wrote:A nearly two year-old thread ... resurrected from the graveyard ... :lol:


Reminds me of a carton. A skeleton is sitting by a phone and the phone say "Thank you for holding, your call is important........."

LOL.
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