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post #9 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2020, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ahem View Post
I tried straight sand in a small tank and DIATOMS. Had a hard time getting rid of them although the sand makes it easy to siphon them.
When this tank had the expected bloom of diatoms in the beginning, I took an established dirty sponge from my 40 breeder's canister filter and squeezed all that poo and mulm into this tank and the diatoms cleared within a few days. It was wild. Went from a thick brown layer to virtually nothing right before my eyes. It's in the journal I have for this 75.

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Originally Posted by Deanna View Post
If you can stomach snails (red Ramshorns are nice - IMO), they might take care of your algae problem.
This tank has pink ramshorns, one black nerite that's gotten a decent size, and a ton of MTS. The algae growing on the anubias behaves like GSA but it's black/red instead of green.

It's funny because you can see swirly marks from the panda garras rasping on the leaves. But it is never fully consumed.


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