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Unhappy Algae ID? Please help!


I set up this tank 4 weeks back and from the past week I am struggling with this algae. I remove it, and the next day its there. It's hair-like but gets easily dislodged and is brown. However some of it has grown all enlaced with the plants and is very difficult to remove.

It is a regular 60p tank.

I added livestock to the tank only this week :
12 neon tetras
2 ottos
3 cherry shrimps
2 amano shrimps

Here is some other information:
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 10 ppm
pH 6.8 - 7.2
TDS 150 ppm
High tech with DIY CO2 and Aquaclear 20 filtration with Seachem Matrix.

Is this diatom? Is this much of it normal? How should I control it?
Any help would be great!

Thanks in advance!
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