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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-06-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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ID this algae

Probably brown/diatom?
Should I remove that sand? is it the source of the silicates??


CO2 - drop checkers always green/yellowish
EI dosing
48W T5 HO (about 24 inches above the substrate) (tank is only 12inches high)
2 ottos and 1 siamese

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I can't really tell, but if your tank is freshly set up (within a month or two) it will likely fade away within a few weeks. If this is an established tank I would look to your lighting period (how long?), what size tank is this?
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30 gallon cube 25x25x12

yes its a newly setup
hopfeully this algae wont kill my hc

not sure why but the ottos arent eating thsi stuff...


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any home remedies?


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its easy to manually remove but is a pain because it usually shows up everywhere. Ottos relish diatoms though... try not feeding them for a day or two so they can get the taste for it. Bridgesii snails will treat diatoms like an all-you-can-eat vegas buffet also.


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its easy to manually remove but is a pain because it usually shows up everywhere. Ottos relish diatoms though... try not feeding them for a day or two so they can get the taste for it. Bridgesii snails will treat diatoms like an all-you-can-eat vegas buffet also.
never fed them since day one, they kinda just hide in the back... been a week... hoepfully they are eating while im not around...


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Def diatoms. Like people have already said, Otos will munch on them. So will nerite snails and even pest snails sometimes. apparently diatoms are quite tasty. If nothing eats them they will eventually go away on their own, they are just a pain since they look terrible while the tank is going through that stage. Good luck with the new tank.
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