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Old 07-24-2020, 05:06 PM   #1
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Question Strange Brown Stuff All In Tank (photos attached)

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I just setup a new tank and I am letting it cycle empty (besides plants) and bringing in water and substrate of my established tank.

I'm getting this brown stuff all in tank...I'm not sure what it is at all. I'm assuming it has something to do with my drift wood however, not only is it everywhere but my drift was soaked for like 6 months before I put it in the new tank.

Is something wrong? Is there something I can do to prevent this from continuing to happen?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 07-24-2020, 10:28 PM   #2
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Hello everyone,

I just setup a new tank and I am letting it cycle empty (besides plants) and bringing in water and substrate of my established tank.



I'm getting this brown stuff all in tank...I'm not sure what it is at all. I'm assuming it has something to do with my drift wood however, not only is it everywhere but my drift was soaked for like 6 months before I put it in the new tank.



Is something wrong? Is there something I can do to prevent this from continuing to happen?



Thanks for any help you can provide.


Itís pretty common to get a fungus on driftwood in a new tank. Brush it off and do a water change. It will stop in a few weeks.
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Diatoms in new tank. Normal. Should go away in 6 weeks or so.
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Hello everyone,
I just setup a new tank and I am letting it cycle empty (besides plants) and bringing in water and substrate of my established tank.

I'm getting this brown stuff all in tank...I'm not sure what it is at all. I'm assuming it has something to do with my drift wood however, not only is it everywhere but my drift was soaked for like 6 months before I put it in the new tank.

Is something wrong? Is there something I can do to prevent this from continuing to happen?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
i believe these are diatoms. Basically brown algae. Do you have a high PH in your tank> Is your aquarium near direct sunlight? Just clean your tank (with tank water) And research the ways to control diatoms in your area
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It's just diatoms, new tanks get it alot just keep doing your water changes and it will go away
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