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I've asked this before and I'm thinking a type of algae but is it something more? Is it a sign my filters in need of service???

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DRACO replied the topic: What is this.

those are minerals that are settling around the surfaces of glass and decors..
mostly compose of manganese. frequent scrubbing allows them to be delivered to the filtration system
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Does it ever stop?

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Vinny wrote: Does it ever stop?

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basically no, but slightly reduced in time when all suspended particles and most manganese where captured by the aging filter media.... when we allow the slimy materials develop in the fiberfloss, that is when they are very effective in collecting those yucky substances...

my tank normally have those things (i called them brown algae), scrub it and allow the filter do their job...
the water is very clear the next day...
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Vinny replied the topic: Re:What is this.

Ok I just added a sponge filter and put it in that corner. It's a small 20 gallon one but I always wanted one as a small back up and to assist in seeding an additional tank if needed. But since it's right there will it help? If not no difference was getting one regardless

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