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post #1 of 2 Old 04-20-2017, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Help!! Orange algae and thick whitish cloudiness

My tank was perfectly clear yesterday. This morning I noticed a very small brown patch and assumed it was just a minor patch of algae. I just came home from work to find almost the entire tank floor covered in very orange-looking algae. I wouldn't be too nervous about this except that there is a thick white cloudiness coming from the orange areas (it almost looks like mist rising). I've attached pictures. My fish seems to be okay and my parameters are normal.

What should I do? Is my fish okay in this tank or should I move him to a qt tank while I figure out what's going on?

I'm sorry if this is a minor problem, this is my first tank and I'm not sure what to do about it.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 2 Old 04-24-2017, 08:01 PM
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The algae looks like it might be diatoms, which is common in new tanks.

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