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Old 03-15-2004, 02:50 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what causes the diatoms that come when a tank is just set and also, what makes them go away as well?? Thanks-
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Old 03-15-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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Many algae appear due to imbalances. New tanks are notoriously imbalanced, and go through cycles of different algae. With a little patience they usually disappear all by themselves, only to be replaced by the next type, until the tank is "established".
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Old 03-17-2004, 10:11 PM   #4
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The little otocinclus fish also loves to eat that brown algae!
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