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Old 03-29-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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test tank weird spots on leaves

Hey there, I have no fish in here yet, which may be the issue. This tank had been going three weeks,
Is this algae?
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:19 AM   #2
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Do they brush off fairly easily? Your tank is more or less on schedule to get diatoms, a form of algae that grows in the first three months or so of cycling in many tanks and eventually resolves itself. That may explain what you're seeing.
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Thank you , it did fluff right off my Anubis, but not the sword

Should I wait a few more weeks to add a fish ?
I was considering an oto and either a dwarf cichlid, ram, or betta
But only just the 2 things. Maybe a snail.
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Have you tested your water parameters? A 3 week old tank is likely not completely cycled.
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Do I look for the same thing for plants only as I do for fish (sorry..new to it)
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You need to test everything for fish. For plants, we're only really concerned with nitrates most of the time (and phosphate, KH, GH, but those tests usually aren't necessary).
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