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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1591

Will Earthlink wrote:

> I recently overhauled my tank after a couple of months of less 
> than optimum maintenance :)  [... ...] Ever since, I have been 
> plagued with a brownish algae which seems to stick to the plant 
> leaves but is not attached.

Sounds a lot like diatoms, which sometimes crop up after a major
substrate disturbance.  Otocinclus love the stuff, and in my experience
it generally goes away by itself once the tank's nutrient balance has
bee restored.

michael rubin ~ michael at rubinworld_com ~ www.rubinworld.com