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Old 04-03-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Algae Bloom..

We have a 3-4 week old tank with basic cleaners. However, we have gotten a brown algae bloom. After research, we believe it is a diatom bloom. It's starting to get on the front of the tank and more so on the back.

My question is: Is this essential, and should I leave it for now? Would it hurt to clean it off the front and back with a scraper?

^ 2 Questions.. lol

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:00 PM   #2
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It happens in the cycle. Nothing to be worried about really. Scraping it off won't do anything long term though.
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