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Old 03-20-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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How you kill off diatoms?


Thankfully this is the only "algae" i ever have a problem with, but it always seems to come back, especially in my planted tank. What is the best way to kill it off?
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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Water changes, Dont disturb substrate too much, time,STARVING otos, amano shrimp and blackout as last resort
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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Otos and time
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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Well what causes diatoms? Low light, New tank syndrome, phopshates, silica, low oxygen.
I'd go down the list, and cross off what isnt the problem.
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