Diatoms -- how to handle ?
I have lots of difficult to remove green spots on the wall of my tank .
I recently moved and by the time, it took for me to install blinds in my new home, diatoms buildup took place as the tank was exposed to sunlight
This describes what I have :
If those green spots seem very difficult to remove, then yes, they are Diatom or Radiolaria colonies. Diatoms and Radiolaria are colonial one-celled animals that have a hard shell composed primarily of calcium and silica. These critters adhere to what they grow on and are difficult to remove. Algae grows on the shells of the colony, forming the green spots you see.
What do I do to get rid of them ??
55 Gallon FW,Eco-complete Substrate
Equipment : In-line heater, RENA XP3 filter, 130 Watts Fluroscent
Plants - x Cryptocoryne wendtii brown
Fish : 10 Tiger Barbs, 2 Blue German Rams, 2 Bolivian Rams, 1 Rainbow shark