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Old 12-02-2014, 06:34 PM   #1
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Rust or Algae?!?!?!

i have started noticing some sort of rusty looking algae on my glass very close and under the gravel and is now growing in patches on my substrate. i have ada aqua soil and i feel like it is possibly having a reaction to something?? don't know. this tank is not newly setup. it has been running for more than a year and i was just curious what is the rusty looking "algae" really is.... is it bad? especially for shrimps because i plan on adding shrimps by tomorrow!! please help!

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Old 12-02-2014, 07:00 PM   #2
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Could you post a pic?
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its hard for me to post a pic due to technology :P but i will try my best
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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its hard for me to post a pic due to technology :P but i will try my best
Ok, with out a pic my guess would be that it's diatoms.
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+1 on guessing it's a diatom bloom.
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