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Old 04-02-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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I think i am getting this as well. My tank is about two weeks old and about two days ago i noticed some brown showing up on my tank decor. theres a small amount on the glass, most of it is on the gravel/objects in the tank. is this the brown algea? is there anything i need to be worried about?

Im going to be doing a 30% water change this coming week. water is being tested in a couple days as welll
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I moved your post to your own thread.

No, there is nothing to worry about...they are natural and will not cause harm to your tank inhabitants.
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I just wanted to welcome you to AA! Jchillin said it all for the post.
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hey thanks,

so it does go away after a period of time (i read that somewhere when i did a google search)?

Also, I am a huge newb to fish aquariums. Ive always had fish when i was younger. Now that im finishing up college, I have a small tank in my office (10 gallon). It has 4 tiger barbs in it. What would you guys suggest for additions to the tank? i know its small and thats about my limit, but should i add a "sucker" fish (im sorry that i dont know the correct term). I had one when i was much younger. I remember adding algae pellets to the tank for him.

suggestions, comments, etc welcomed!


edit: also in my google search, they said this was from getting close to the end of the cycle and it goes away after a couple days, or up to a week or two. they suggest removing 25% of the water (sometimes more). should i do that? i was planning on doing it as well as the aquarium salt i added a few weeks ago is slightly cloudy (directions said that would happen as the filter cant filter it out). would 50% water be too much?
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Yes. The diatoms burn off. 50% is a little too much during your cycle unless you have high parameter results from your test kit(s).

In regard to your stocking list, you would do well to post a new thread. The title of this one is misleading and will probably not recieve any hits.
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