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post #7 of (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepguy View Post
If you want to avoid a diatom bloom, add a few otos or a bristlenose pleco, they love the stuff.
Diatoms are natural in a new tank, and it is not worth fighting nature, you won't win.

Though I will say that in my STS substrate tanks I've yet to deal with the diatom problem

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