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Help: What is growing on my plants?

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I have had my freshwater tropical aquarium for 3 years, but recently what looks like a brown algae has grown over the aquarium plants (see photos attached). Can anyone identify what it is and how to get rid of it?

Thanks in advance.


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It vaguely reminds me of the stuff you would see when you peel a layer of blue-green 'algae' off of a plant leaf or other surface. Except that stuff was white, and essentially (i think) just dead algae tissue. This, also, I'm thinking is 'dead' -- offal of some sort. Either way its pretty gross looking, I'd vacuum the heck out of it and check ferts/co2 levels.
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