Originally Posted by ArchimedesTheDog
Is it worth it to rub it off the plants, or is that sisyphean
Definitely worth wiping your plants off as often as you have to. I'm having an outbreak and have been cleaning off my plants about every 3 to 4 days. I could get away with a weekly cleaning, but choose to stay on top of it as much as possible. I just recently picked up a few Nerite snails and they are kicking butt and helping me keep it under control.
I use a length of airline tubing to make sure I suck up as much of the diatoms and brown algae I can when doing my cleaning.