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Old 05-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Diatoms Please help

What is the best and fastest way to get rid of diatoms. I have a 55 gl reef tank. 4 turbo snails and two conchs ?
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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What is the best and fastest way to get rid of diatoms. I have a 55 gl reef tank. 4 turbo snails and two conchs ?
Try this: Vortex Innerspace Products, Inc. useful for both fresh and salt water.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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Don't spend money. Just wait it out. They will go away on their own.
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I've herd they can hurt coral ?
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They don't. I have no clue where that rumor came from. Just wait them out
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Do ya know how I can clean a ro unit ?
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I am not a "marine" aquarist, I have freshwater. but what I do know is that these things will filter out diatoms, and parasites like Ich and flukes. They also give the water a "polished" look. I will admit that they do cost. you may try an online auction site for a used one.
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It's a waste of money IMO. Diatoms go away after a couple weeks. Just like uv that type of gadget is more a fw thing and even in fw I wouldn't waste the money on that piece of equipment. I'd rather buy other things that are more crucial.
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Do ya know how I can clean a ro unit ?
You mean replace the filters?
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I have skimmer all that. Ro unit. But I only use to unit every 2-3 week.
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