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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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What is this orange rust colored stuff?

My roommate has this orange rust colored stuff on her fake plants and substrate in her goldfish tank. What is it?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 10:49 AM
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Diatoms. Brown algae!


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How does she fix it?
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Get an oto for the tank to eat it, or it will eventually go away over time. Or you can rub it off with your fingers (it rubs off easy)


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Who would have thought that plants like dirt?!
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