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Old 10-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #1 
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What is this?!?!?!?!?

I noticed this in the tanks a few days ago, and thought it would go away on its own but it hasn't. I have done a 100% water chang in one tank, and the other I am leaving till tomorrow (fishies are in their cups in clean water) when I can take some water samples to the pet store. Its gross, and a brownish color. It is on the walls of the tank, the terra cotta pot, the rocks and its almost eating away at the plants we have in there.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:21 AM   #2 
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It looks and sounds like diatoms-normal in new set ups (less than 3 months old) and will resolve on their own, easily wipe away and removed with water changes-they can also be caused by old light bulb in more mature tanks-changing the bulb will fix it
Diatoms are harmless to the fish-just look ugly-they can be worse in tank that have either IAL, oak leaf or the black water extract products used in them too.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #3 
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Yea, I have that too. It will go away in time, I heard that getting aponogeton plant (bulb) helps get rid of it some, it's a nice plant too. :)
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