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Old 11-15-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, as you can see, I'm currently undergoing a diatom bloom. The tank finished cycling 3.5 weeks ago. I currently have 2 Trochus Snails, 1 conch snail, & 2 blue legged hermits. The bloom is overwhelming the tank & I need some recommendations! The tank is a 40 gallon breeder + 20 long sump. Thanks for the suggestions!

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Old 11-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Cerith snails destroyed diatoms in my tank. They are pretty cool too.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:05 PM   #3
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cerith and nerites I believe are the diatom eaters. But the diatoms should burn themselves out on their own.
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Yeah I know they will eventually fade away, it's just my girlfriend is sick of them already! How many Nerites & Ceriths should I go with?
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:33 PM   #5
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I'd say 5 of each. You dont want an army of them but one or two just wont do much.
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Okay thanks. Can two conchs be housed together?
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:29 PM   #7
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That I am not sure on. I have not had any luck with them though. The one I had lasted a few weeks and then just died on me. :-(
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I have a conch I believe, he has a large black foot. He does a lot of work on the sand!
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:49 AM   #9
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Hi there
I agree with all the above it's just the silicon in your water it Will burn itself out within a couple of weeks
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