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