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I have a planted tank (my first ever tank) that's currently cycling. The tank is just shy of 2 weeks old. I'm seeing this brown debris on my plants. Its more visible on some plants more than others but it's on all my plants. When disturbed, it ends up floating all around my tank. I have a sponge filter. Could it be clogged? There also seems to be little spider web/fuzz like things on my plants. What is it and what do I do? Any help is definitely appreciated. 





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On 10/15/2022 at 10:26 AM, Saly said:

It shouldn't be rotting fish food because there's no fish in it. I'm going to add my betta in there when the tank is cycled. Should I clean the filter? Shouldn't the filter suck all that up? 

Maybe add some Pygmy Cory’s when the tank is cycled as a little clean up troop.

How big is the tank??

Until then just brush it off if it’s an eye sore

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