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Brown algae(I think its diatom)

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Hi all :),

This is my 1st post here.

My glass,leaves of my plants,the filter & the gravel all are covered by a Brown slippery thing,which I think is Diatoms :(.

The tank is a 50gallon,the lighting being 65watts x 2 for 10hrs a day.
My tank doesn't have many fast growing plants,currently I have many Anubias,Ferns,10 Vals & 2 Swords in it.I think maybe of less fast growing plants there is this breakout.

Please help........the tank has begun looking really ugly :(

Many thanks
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-Mollies will eat most algae if you keep them hungry for it.
-Otocinclus will eat diatom algae and some others, but not hair algae.
-Siamese Algae Eaters will eat most, especially the BBA/Hair algae until they get older (past 3.5 inches) or spoiled on fish food
-Chinese Algae Eaters would just as soon eat your fish before they eat any algae
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