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    by krandall/world.std.com (Sat, 27 Feb 1999)

Diatoms

by krandall/world.std.com
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 1999

>My problem is: the past week or so, I have suddenly started getting that
>brown diatom algae stuff  all over the place in both tanks (on the glass, on
>the leaves of the plants, the heaters, etc...).  What is most likely causing
>this?  Is there anything that I can do to stop it from growing, or should I
>just live with it and wipe it off ever few days?

I'm happy to say that this is one of the few algae problems for which there
is a very easy solution.  Just add a few Otocinclus.  6 Otos can clear a
55G tank of diatoms in a weekend.

Karen


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