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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 10:21 PM
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IME, even Ottos + amanos cannot solve an algae infestation. They can help control it though. Diatoms will go away on their own, just keep WC. My tank is also dealing with a recent outbreak after i disturbed my substrate a ton. It really has taken its toll on all my plants. Pretty sad but i hope it will be gone soon. I also have 3 amanos and 3 ottos in my 10 gallon. the amanos although big, arent taht large of a footprint to have and its a great addition. Ottos i may need to move to another tank eventually since 3 is a lot for my tank but still they are so small and i am relatively understocked otherwise...
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