Brown tank bottom

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I noticed lately that there has been stuff forming on the bottom of my tank, it looks like algae but its brown, and I\'m pretty sure it\'s from their waste.

Does anyone know what causes it, or how to get rid of it permanently? I scrub it off, but it comes back within a day or two. Thanks
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do you have anything on the bottom of the tank like gravel or rocks?
do you have lighting in the tank?
too much light causes alge to grow more rapidly
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LIGHT



Sunlight is necessary for good health. If possible, turtles should be able to get at least two to four hours of direct sunlight on a basking surface each day. Light through windows and household bulbs are not beneficial because the ultraviolet rays are lost. We recommend the use of Vita-Lite bulbs which are very beneficial for the turtles. They should be on for eight to 12 hours each day.
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I don\'t have anything on the bottom of the tank. I have both a heat lamp and a zoo med UVB bulb. They are both on most of the day, but I try to turn them off for a few hours twice each day.
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