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Old 02-07-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Cycling--brown algae. Do I remove it?

I'm about 2 1/2 weeks into cycling my tank, and I've had brown algae for about a week now on EVERYTHING. I've taken it off the glass and rubbed it off of some shells. Should I get rid of it, or will it go away on its own? Thanks, everyone.
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are you talking about diatom algae? kind of rusty looking and easily comes off? if so, it will go away on its own... its almost certain you'll have it in a new tank, fresh or salt
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just to set your expectations.. going away isn't in the next few days or weeks even.. sso hang in there, there's more to come...
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Yeah, it's the diatom algae. This'll be a fun few weeks then... well, at least ugly. : ) Thanks, guys!
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