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Tank 1-6 weeks .90 gal

Could You identify .Algae?
Hello,Im noob in freshwater aquarium.And new in this forum.

6 weeks ago i have started my first 90 gal aquarium .here is aqua foto:

http://public.fotki.com/v3jas/akvariumas/

Few weeks ago i noticed that between front aqua glass and ground rised brown spots(they are only in front of aquarium).I have cleaned them.But after few days brown spots come back .

Here is brown spots fotolast ground cleaing was made 6 days ago)

http://public.fotki.com/v3jas/problem-algae/


Water parameters: NO2 0.00;NO3 10-20;PH 7.8;GH 14;Fe 0.1 ;Temp 77-80

Lights: 2X54W T5 ;2X38 T8

Fauna :19 Puntius Denisonii;3 SAE;15 Japonica scrims;3 ancitrus an few Otaciklus

Flora ifferents plants


Need advice how to remove this "****" from my aqua.And need advice what should i improve in the nearest future
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 01:10 PM
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It looks like brown algae which is actually diatoms. That's pretty common in new setups. I'm not sure there's a consensus on the cause but it usually resolves on its own. Until then just keep cleaning the glass and anything else it shows up on. If it is indeed diatoms it wipes off very easily and oto's and pleco's will eat it.
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V3jas,

I have had that in all my tanks, it is normal, at least for me. It has always gone away for me. Your tank looks good.

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It looks like brown algae which is actually diatoms. That's pretty common in new setups. I'm not sure there's a consensus on the cause but it usually resolves on its own. Until then just keep cleaning the glass and anything else it shows up on. If it is indeed diatoms it wipes off very easily and oto's and pleco's will eat it.
You can clean the glass or pick up some Otocinclus catfish. Most of us have them, as they will consume many types of algae. They are also tiny and inconspicuous in most setups. If they're available to you, I would pick up 10 or so, and be happy.
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If I understand this correctly, it is below the substrate on the glass. I dont think an otto would help in this situation.


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I cant get Otos because of Powerhead in my tank.It killing Otociklus.
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