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Kenny
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Username: kennyman

Post Number: 506
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 07:51 am:       

Egads there be diatoms on my LR and substrate! Loads and loads of them where ever the light is bright enough. I can see a wormy thing or two eating little patches of it around their holes but they are not doing anything to slow down the giant creeping brown monster.

What can I put in a little 10g tank to eat this stuff?
I'm only a Landscaper; not an English Teacher.
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Heather
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Username: heather

Post Number: 1666
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 12:37 pm:       

It's a new tank isn't it? Sometimes new tanks get diatoms and they go away on their own. Putting anything in a 10gal just to eat diatoms wouldn't be the best idea. Too bad there's no marine oto's though! ;) It's ugly but be patient, it should just go away, then when/if you get cyano, up your water changes. That's usually how my new tanks went, water, sand, live rock, diatoms then cyano, oh, don't forget the hair algae too, manual removal is the best IMO for it until it goes away.


I am a lumberjack and I'm okay.
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Kenny
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Username: kennyman

Post Number: 511
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 06:32 pm:       

Ok I'll wait it out. But once the cyano-slime comes and goes I can look at putting something in there like a snail? At present all I have is some baserock curing for a couple of weeks now

Are you really a Lumberjack Heather?
I'm only a Landscaper; not an English Teacher.
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Heather
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Username: heather

Post Number: 1667
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 05:41 pm:       

Adding a snail or two won't hurt anything now, as long as there is no ammonia or nitrite readings.
Nope, not a lumberjack, I just love Monty Python and that's a funny song. :-)


I am a lumberjack and I'm okay.
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Mike
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Username: qualityekim

Post Number: 9
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2006 - 10:10 pm:       

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