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Old 06-08-2009, 07:23 PM   #1
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Diatoms be gone

I am having some diatoms growing all over my sandbed and rocks. What would be a good clean up crew for them? I was thinking of getting about 35 dwarf ceriths and about 10 large nerites. Does this sound OK for eating diatoms? Also what other ways can I get rid of these diatoms?
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Ive not yet found any critters in SW that will handle the diatoms.
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Ive not yet found any critters in SW that will handle the diatoms.
Well that's not good. Is there anything else that can be done because they are very ugly and I don't just have a small patch of them they are almost completely covering the sandbed in my 75 gallon.
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Astrea, Nerites, some cowries, Trochus snails, may eat them....
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Astrea, Nerites, some cowries, Trochus snails, may eat them....
Alright well I'm gonna order about 30 ceriths and 15 large nerites tonight from Reefcleaners.org hopefully they will make quick work of the diatoms. My yellow tang and my coral beauty pick at them but not enough to clear them.
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They will burn themselves out, but that is a good start for your clean up crew.
I have yo say....check out the nassis too...you won't be disappointed.
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Ya, I started with conditioned tap but I'm now starting to do water changes with RO/DI.
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