Okay basically I had a 20g tank with a bunch of plants and fish and it just looked great. I decided to get a 29g off craigslist for only 45 sweet deal with lighting included.
I get it and put soil on the bottom then put like 3 inches of sand over the soil. Fast forward two weeks to now, my tank is COVERED in this brown algae and snails. Im guessing the brown algae are diatoms. If I go back to my old tank will they go away? These diatom things are all over my plants rocks and decorations and are taking over my entire tank even my filter has them EVERYWHERE. Please help