Good or Bad Algae??

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    I noticed this brown algae all over my tank, is it good or bad? here are some pics:

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    completly normal, your tank is cycling :). you can wipe it away if youd like, but it will receed on its own when enough bacteria has been reproduced.
     
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    so do i clean that on the rear crystal or i leave it like that?
     
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    That is diatoms.They are perfectly normal in a new tank.
    Like Cageburn said,they'll eventually go away on their own when all the silicates in the water are used up.
     
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    ok thanks :) i hope my tanks get even better wit some time :D
     
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    thats the word i was lookin for lol im slow today. no worries dont worry it will! already off to a great start!

     
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    thank you so much :D
     
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