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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-05-2003, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I'm past the hair algae madness and now am dealing with a massive diatom outbreak. My tank looks like it's been sprinkled with dirt. I know oto's are good for eating diatoms but none are available in my neck of the woods at present. What are some other options I can try ?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2003, 03:10 PM
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I had a similar problem with diatoms and I used one sae and in two days the tank was clear of diatoms
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2003, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, can't get SAE's either. There are plenty of the Chinese version around here but I don't want them because they have a nasty rep.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-04-2003, 06:08 PM
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hey, I recall that you had an issue with this, and I just wanted to report that the MTS I added are doing a number on cleaning up the brown diatoms in my tank. They seem to have given the otos a fright and they have gone to work as well.
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