He guys! So, a while ago I was down at Petsmart and decided to pick up an anubias for my tank. Queue using the lights more often as the little dear needs some. Everything went swimmingly for a while-- then I started my new job. I have to admit, I neglected the tank a bit for about two weeks (ten gallon, three bettas, divided, and heated), not preforming water changes often enough, ect.
I noticed the start of a little bit of brown growth on the glass, but I was still busy so I was letting it wait for the weekend. Well, by the time I got to it there was brown EVERYWHERE. It got all over the anubias's leaves (thankfully it just wipes off), the glass, the gravel, EVERYTHING OH GOD. I tore the tank apart and pretty much ran water as hot as it would go over my gravel in bits, scrubbed my fake plants, scrubbed the inside of the tank clean, and everything. No more brown I put everything back in it's place, refill the tank with fresh water. I'm keeping up on water changes, but every time I clean the brown gunk it's back within a week! I took out all the silk plants this time, and went and bought a pair of marmo balls, and some water water wisteria, in hopes that it might help a little. Nothing yet-- I plan to go shopping for more live plants next paycheck, but just arrrrg.
I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to fight this? it's getting pretty unsightly, and I really don't want to spend half an hour rubbing it all off every water change.