algae/diatoms on plastic plants
Is there a solution to this? I have a 55 gal
goldfish tank with all plastic plants. Yah, I know. I don't like plastic either, but goldies aren't terribly compatible with real plants and I don't have the money to keep replacing plants that they want to eat for dinner! Most of my plastic plants are the kind that look like arachnis (I think) with lots of small, thin "leaves". They are constantly covered with algae or diatoms. Its not green, its brown and very unsightly. Every time I do a pwc
, I take the plants out, put them in the old tank water bucket and scrub them with a toothbrush, but there is no way to get all of that off of the plants. I bleach (and rinse, rinse, Prime, rinse) the plants on rare occasions when I can't take it anymore but its a pain. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't think there are any kind of snails or anything that I could put in there that would take care of that, is there? Help!
55 gal with 3 fancy goldfish. 2 goldies in QT, 23 flatback hex tank with betta, 3 ADF's, 2 BN's and nerite snails, 60 gal community tank: 4 angels, rainbow shark, raphael cat, apple snails,etc.