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Old 09-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
BriDroid
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Default SafeTSorb and diatoms???

I have SafeTSorb in my tank and ever since day 1, I've had an issue with diatoms. Reading that diatoms LOVE silicates,, I thought I'll just wait it out. A couple of months later, and still have tons of diatoms.

Reading around the web, I found that some say clay soils leach silicates! Oh no, I have a clay based soil! I did a little more digging, and decided to try Seachem Phosguard. I picked some up today with a LFS I had credit with. It's in my filter now. Hopefully this will help absorb the extra silicates! Hopefully it will be enough and I won't be fighting an uphill battle.

If this doesn't help, I think I'm going to dump the SafeTSorb and try something else. After all, it's only $5 worth.

Has anyone else had these issues with SafeTSorb?
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