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Old 08-20-2007, 03:47 AM   #1
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Diatoms best way to get rid of it?....

I just bought a camel shrimp and really disappointed that it is not fully reef safe (LFS TOLD ME IT WAS)... anyways I get so much diatoms everyday and want to know what I should get for cleanup crew... I only have very few so far so maybe u guys can give me some suggestions, oh and make sure it is ok for reef too!


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snails are the best thing for diatoms and a good clean up crew will have a few variaties.
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I agree with snails. They should put a dent in the diatom situation.
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I got 2 big ones.. ( i think They're mexican turbo) and it kinda looks like they're mopping it halfway... so how many more should I get??

I also got 1 turbo trochus & 1 sand & 1 tiger sand conch?... what type would be the most efficient?

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Snails do work well, especially Astraea sp.. Diatomes on the front glass is something we all battle in this hobby. A good cleaning once or twice a week with a sponge works for me.
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I got mag-float for the glass... I'm worried about my sand & LR... they're kinda getting thicker in a rusty dusty way
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