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Old 05-12-2013, 01:01 AM   #11
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That's what you should do with diatoms. I never tried to remove them in a new tank. I've always just left them alone and they've always gone away.
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Diatoms and silicates ARE related, blooms can be very lengthy if there is a silicate-rich substrate in the tank such as playsand. It is still best to just ride it out though.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:34 PM   #13
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Ok, will just let it kill itself. Although, I have some friends coming over on the 17th, so can I wipe it off before then? I don't want the tank to look stupid.
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You can wipe it, siphon it, and otherwise make the tank pretty. When I started my last tank I had it to some degree for six months. When I cleaned, it always looked nice for a few days and then it came back until it finally disappeared.
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You can wipe it, siphon it, and otherwise make the tank pretty. When I started my last tank I had it to some degree for six months. When I cleaned, it always looked nice for a few days and then it came back until it finally disappeared.
^^This.

It vacuums up quite well.
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Ok, will do that!
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