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post #13 of (permalink) Old 01-09-2017, 07:25 AM
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I agree with the amano shrimp suggestion - I had a diatom bloom just like yours when I set up my 20 gal and the three amanos I put in there cleaned it up within the week! It was awesome.

See if you can get your hands on some more fast growing plants too - maybe some floaters like frogbit/duckweed. They'll also help keep the light levels down a bit.

Lots of other good suggestions here - just don't get discouraged! Lots of new tanks have a rough start. Stick with it and it'll be all the more satisfying when it matures and looks pretty!

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