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Old 07-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #1 
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Diatoms? Hair algae?

It's two different things but I thought at first the little brown pellets were baby shrimp because the shrimp would always be kicking off three or four at a time but then I vacuumed a bunch of them up now I think Italy be diatoms but idk what those really are. Another issue may be some hair algae growin on the wall of my tank. A couple days ago it was brown spots now its green and has hair all along the wall.
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It's shrimp poop.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:46 PM   #6 
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Lol, yeah it looks like shrimp poo to me =p I have Amano shrimp and they poop a lot...brown, skinny pellet looking things.
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They must poop a lot because I vacuumed like 100 of them and I only have 2 or 3 shrimp. Also what can I do about the algae? Scrub it off with a sponge?
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:26 PM   #8 
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Yeah algae is healthy in a tank as long as it isn't completely taking it over. Manual removal with a sponge is really all you can do other than get more live plants to help with it. I notice that keeping the surface of the water slightly moving instead of having it still stops algae growth too.
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Does sunlight affect it? I just moved it to a window with the shade closed by the light still gets in. I have quite a few plants and some surface movement but ill just try scrubbing it later
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