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Old 01-09-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
 
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Algae

hi - I forgot to ask about algae - I know there are different kinds of algae and I'm not sure that what I've got going on in my tank is that: it looks like greenish/brown spots all over the glass. I'm not seeing anything on the substrate though. I have brushed the stuff off the glass and it kind of dissipates like particles of dust.

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Old 01-09-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
 
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Sounds like diatoms (brown algae) to me. I have this stuff all over my QT.. It isn't that bad, and I am told that it is likely to go away after afew weeks (or months).
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:12 PM   #3
 
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That's a common form of algae. I've heard it called "green spot algae". Your best bet is just to keep it scrubbed off. I find that if i use some aquarium safe wipes on the inside of the glass with water changes, i don't notice the algae. It's a small step every week, but if you stick with it you won't see those spots.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
 
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Are we talking about the same thing? Diatoms, I believe, look like brownish spots on the glass. It isn't a hairy algae, it just makes it hard to see through the glass.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:05 PM   #5
 
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Ya, now that you describe it like that, I think it may be diatoms. Do snails eat that stuff?
Thanks for all your responses so far :)
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:33 AM   #6
 
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Green spot,brush algae,and diatoms are three different types of algae.
Your's sounds like diatoms which as mentioned earlier,will go away as the tank matutres.
Snails will eat some but time,,is what is needed for the most part.
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