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Old 02-06-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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info on diatom algae

i have a 90g been up for almost a year and i replaced the lights last week but i still have a big problem with diatom algae...i have over 100 snails and 8 scalet crabs but i have to clean the tank twice a week...to keep it off the glass

i have a diatom filter running now to help keep it clean and the filter turns brown after 2 day

any ideas.?
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Diatoms are caused by silicates. What type of water are you using? You may want to test the source water and see if that is the source.
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Have u tested the fresh water? May want to add a Di unit to that.
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