This brown algae is increasing by the numbers. About a week or two ago, I've completed my cycle. I had some plants, and java moss but took it out to help alleviate what was the start of this bloom of some sort. Just want to know when this stuff will go away? It's actually making the water smell. I have 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite and just did a 50% water change
The diatomes won't hang around long enough to worry about getting a bottom feeder to deal with it. They should be gone within 3 months of the tank cycling, often times much sooner. In my 10 they lasted about a month, in my 20 about a month and a half post cycle. If you are worried in the meantime just wipe off the glass and turn the gravel every so often.
20 Long: 1 Juli Corycat, 4 red line tetra's, 3 Von Rio tetra, 1 Flame tetra 1 Rubber lipped pleco, 1 Curviceps cichlid, 1 blue tetra.
5.5ga- 1 Beautiful Betta, 1 persnickety snail
I have green things with leafs.
Note's from Bradley: "Meow." "Yes I did say meow, and I meant it."
Note from Kiera: "Can I Play with it? Can I play with it? Can I play with it? Please? Please? Please?"
I got rid of it by giving the tank a good scrub and cleaning the tubing. I think it was the diatoms that had a foul stench and burned my nose slightly 20 ft from the tank. Really thinking of getting a uv light like the green killing machine