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diatoms for a month??

so ive had diatoms for about a month now and ive heard that they go away after a bit a month isnt a bit lol. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of it? is my flow not enough (im using a cheap HOB filter) Is my tank full of too many excess silicates (i had the tank for 7 years before making it planted) any help suggestions appreciated!!!

ps i already have 4 otos but they dont seem to eat the diatoms on the substrate just the diatoms on the plants
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just turn the substrate over, covering the diatom.


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There are silicate absorbing medias out there which should limit the diatom growth.


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