Brown Algae Is Not The Type Of Algae Growing In Your Aquarium

Brown Algae is a type of film known as Silica Algae or Brown Algae. Once established, it can quickly coat most surfaces of the aquarium's interior with a thin, dark brown coating. Diatoms are unicellular organisms that can occur either as solitary cells or in colonies. Each species creates a unique opal-like crystalline covering around its cell wall. Like plants and other algaes, diatoms photosynthesize light into energy. Brown Algia is a sign that the water chemistry of your aquarium is not in optimal balance. This type of algae does not adhere strongly to the tank surfaces. In a saltwater aquarium, many species of fish and invertebrates are diatom grazers. As the new tank matures, brown algae are often killed naturally by plants and green algae competing for nutrients in the water, such as nitrite and nitrate. As with any algae, keeping the tank clean and performing regular partial water changes are the best prevention measures. . . .

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