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holoublahee 01-25-2013 11:05 PM

Greeny brown film on HC
This tank has been running for about a month and its been planted abobut 3 weeks. The HC is growing well as is the Dwarf hairgrass, but there is a film growing on most of the HC patches. Also theres a lot of green on the rocks. I have 5 amano shrimp, and 6 cherries and 2 ottos and a few snails here and there. I do weekly 3-5 gallon water changes weekly. How do i get rid of the algae film (the green on the rocks isnt too big a deal, but if i can do it all in one swoop itd be nice) without disturbing the scape toomuch.

ChadRamsey 01-26-2013 12:56 PM

it is probably Rhizoclonium. Which is normal in new tanks. Keep up that water changes. Manually remove as much as possible. Dose excel and in it go away eventually once the tank matures.

Rob in Puyallup 01-26-2013 01:37 PM

Re: Greeny brown film on HC
Sounds like diatoms to me. Normal in new tanks, tends to go away by itself.

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ChadRamsey 01-27-2013 01:03 PM

how about a pic to clarify what you have.

holoublahee 01-27-2013 01:50 PM

Im pretty sure its daitoms. I've upped to 2 25% water changes a week so see if it helps. And I moved the filter more to the center of the tank so it gets more flow over the HC
Thanks for the help

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