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05-03-2013 09:39 PM
Re: hair grass problem

It looks like diatoms to me especially if it comes off easily. They will just disappear after a while. Mine took about two months. I didn't use anything just kept cleaning it off then a water change.

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05-03-2013 09:11 PM
Originally Posted by Dugsul808 View Post
No I'm not
then that's your issue.
05-03-2013 07:51 PM
bbergeron Same issue starting in mine. Tank is about 1.5 months old now. Am dosing co2...
05-03-2013 05:07 PM
Originally Posted by happi View Post
you are not using co2 or excel, right?
No I'm not
05-03-2013 11:08 AM
happi you are not using co2 or excel, right?
05-03-2013 08:09 AM
mc1973 Lol exactly what I have in my tanks, it will come back haha, just wipe it away no worries.
04-29-2013 04:05 AM
Aquarist_Fist I don't think it's a duck though. Ducks have beaks and feathers. I think it's diatoms. Which will go away quickly. No reason to even try and clean them off, except maybe on the front glass.
04-29-2013 03:35 AM
Originally Posted by Dugsul808 View Post
Could it be brown algae?
It's easy to wipe away but It came back in a 2 days
It's possible. Typically diatoms wipe away easily, brown algae does not. Diatoms are prevalent in new setups. Diatoms also grow quickly. Everything seems to point to diatoms. Ever hear the phrase, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.
04-28-2013 11:06 PM
Dugsul808 Could it be brown algae?
It's easy to wipe away but It came back in a 2 days
04-28-2013 10:03 PM
Zorfox Probably diatoms. It's pretty common in new tanks. It should disappear on it's own. It will get worse before it gets better. Water changes will help but may prolong the cycle.
04-28-2013 09:55 PM
Shrimpo_Brian I also noticed a small brown inner stain on the glass close to the dwarf hairgrass in my tank.
04-28-2013 08:38 PM
Dugsul808 sorry for the bad pics, photos were taken by my iphone
04-28-2013 08:37 PM
hair grass problem

i have started my planted tank about a week and half ago and i notice this brown thing growing on the side and front of my tank. i also found it on my hair grass! does anybody know what this is?

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