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Old 02-25-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Are These Diatoms?

My tanks is just about a month old and I was wondering if these are diatoms in the picture or if it's another type of algae as I've looked at pictures and I can not tell.

It's growing on the base rock, sand and there is some brown algae growing on the glass as well as the power head.




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Old 02-25-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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most likely, it usually disappears in a month or so but if you can't wait that long, there are a lot of fish, shrimp or snails that eat it
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Looks like it to me. It usually goes away in time. Nassarius snails will clean up the sand bed and they are good for a CUC.
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I have 10 nassarius snails, and since then my sanded has been spotless.
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Hey thanks guys. I went to my lfs and bought some snails for my cuc. I bought one turbo snail and two nassarius snails.

I have a twenty gallon long, how many snails should I shoot for in a good cuc?
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You don't need many for that small of a tank 10 at the most should be enough.
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Hey thanks guys. I went to my lfs and bought some snails for my cuc. I bought one turbo snail and two nassarius snails.

I have a twenty gallon long, how many snails should I shoot for in a good cuc?
I would recommend 5-10. If you get Onyx Nassarius snails, which eat algae too, you can get more than 10.
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Ok, cool. I'll probably pick a few more up then tomorrow or Tuesday.

The other two Nassarius snails that I picked up yesterday haven't done anything but bury themselves in the sand.

One has been moving in the sand, but just around a sea shell, the big white one in the last picture in the op.

The other just buried himself right away and then buried himself further over night.
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I would wait on getting more or else they will starve if there is nothing to eat.
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I would wait on getting more or else they will starve if there is nothing to eat.
+1 the diatoms will disappear with time and then you'll have to feed the snails yourself instead of letting them starve with no algae left
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