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Some 5 gallon tank questions

Posted by kkenny112 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 10, 10 at 4:34


I have a recently new 5 gallon tank. I got it for Xmas, and everything is going well. I'm doing water changes, etc. but I have this brown mold that will not go away! I keep the tank out of direct light, however it sits next to a shaded west facing window, but still doesn't get any sunlight... what's going on?

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RE: Some 5 gallon tank questions

Probably a type of algae it usually appears in early cycles of a tank. It will eventually disappear unlike green algae it can thrive in almost total darkness. It is feeding on the early stages of the nitrogen cycle.
More of a nuisance than gary

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