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Algae ID / control help

Adam M

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Looks like a combination of brown diatoms and hair algae. The brown diatoms are a result of excess silicates and are part of the "settling in" process of a new tank. They should eventually go away in a few months. You can brush them off the plants with your fingers to make sure the leaves don't get covered. The hair algae seems to explode in my tanks whenever I have too much light. Either decrease the intensity of lighting or the duration of how long you have the tank lit per day. 

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