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Old 09-08-2003, 06:16 PM   #1
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Brown spots of algae on glass.

The tank approx i month old . Whats the best why to get rid of brown spot algae on glass. Thanks Duane Why is it doing this?
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They are diatoms, they are quite common in a newer tank and will get worse before they get better. Algae grzing snails such as trochus, astreas and turbos will help, but for the front glass I use my algae magnet
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what is an algae magnet?
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