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Old 12-01-2006, 09:45 AM   #1
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brownish algae on aquarium glass

as per above..when i do a pwc..can i remove the algae w a razor or magnetic brush? or i should just let it be n eventually itll clear up? sorry..a real noob here.
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If your tank is just cycling, it is just diatomatic growth. Leave it, and it will turn green. Or, you can scrape it off if you'd like. Magna-Float rocks for pretty-ing up your glass.
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Actually, if it is diatoms, it should go away almost over night. This is typical in new tanks, and is a great sign.
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I agree that it will go away but their aint no reason you cant take it off. Mag float or scrapper will do.
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I tend to scrape them off, just cause I want my tank looking pretty.
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wat about the algae on the sand ??
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wat about the algae on the sand ??
Clean up crew and some sand stirrers...
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I am having an explosion of brown algae as well. My tank has been cycling for about a month now and the brown stuff has been getting worse for about a week. How long should it last? Will it dissapear overnight? I guess it is a good thing to see in a cycling tank, just wondering how long it will last and if it means I am almost done cycling.
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