Originally Posted by InfernoST
This quite funny, just yesterday I didn't have diatoms yet and today after getting home from the foot doctor it's all over the tank (Only left the house for 1 Hour), almost like somebody turned on a light switch or something. What is the best approach to handling them?
Keith the exact same thing happened to me. One minute I had a perfectly nice clean looking tank and the next I look and it was taken over by Diatoms. The substrate, LR
, glass, and even my magfloat! They stuck around for a week or so but after that disappeared and burned themselves out like everyone told me. What I would do though on a daily basis was the obvious of cleaning the glass, nothing you could do with the LR
, and I would take my pump and slightly vacuum the substrate a little bit - not too much but what I did took care of the problem temporarily. They finally went away after a week or so and then the coraline started coming in and took over the ugly brown the Diatoms had left on the LR
and turned all my LR
into awesome looking greens and reds and purples!