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What fish are a good cleaners of some brown algea starting to get some brown algea on my plants and rock tank is 4weeks old 90 gal all par. are fine ,light 8t5 4 6000k,4acentic blue,white 9 hrs, co2 inj. Not fertilizing yet plants look good growing fast will start soon. Wanted to wait for some algea for them to eat. Thanks for your help.
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fert those plants, root tabs and dose the water.
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+1 on ottos for those diatoms!

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Otto's are awesome for diatoms, only problem is most of them are very fragile... I've had several Otto's... can't say I have the best luck with them.

oddly my cories started eating the diatoms on my bare bottom discus tank... they get plenty to eat and still clean my tank up

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Ram's horn snails.

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Those would be my last choice. I have a ton of babies I'm trying eradicate bc they keep eating my s. repens foreground!


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Nerite snails are great, they won't reproduce in freshwater, so you won't get a snail outbreak.
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My vote is with the ottos but dosing can also help. Just make sure the conditions are perfect for the plants to outcompete the algea. Problem will fix itself hopefully.
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