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What is this green stuff?



It just started a week ago and it was alot brighter, its only on one or two leaves. Should I trim it off?
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If it is on a couple old leaves then trimming it off is a good idea. It looks like green spot algae to me and if it is on plant leaves now you will see it on the glass next. In my tank it appears when phosphate is a bit lower than usual. Old leaves may get yellow or brown or holey or algae covered, removing them is simple gardening. Sometimes my algae crew eat up dying stuff but often I get to pick through the tank to remove old growth.


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