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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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scraping plant it safe?

I still can't seem to prevent diatoms (tank has been up for 18 mths) from growing. While I ponder that ..... is it safe to scrub the stuff off plant leaves? Especially large annubius leaves (seem to look the worst over time). I use one of the algae pads (white 3" square ..common algae scrub pad), and scrub the brown off.

Am I going to eventually kill these plants. They look so nice - except the algae, and I really like them. Don't want to kill them.

What do you think? I have been doing it for a couple weeks now.

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I scrub my annubia leaves. They are harty and can handle it.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 07:38 AM
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I've taken them out of the tank and used an old toothbrush on the leaves under running water from a tap. Didn't do one bit of damage to them. They're tough as nails IME.
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