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Old 04-06-2006, 07:12 AM   #1
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red stuff on everything

im assuming its algae. i have a scheduled water change this weekend. can i take out all decors and clean them in tap water?

are there freshwater snails that i can get to help rid of this problem?

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Old 04-06-2006, 09:01 AM   #2
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Oto's usually do a good job at getting rid of these. They worked for me. Someone told me that the red is "diatomes"? (Correct me if i'm wrong.)

Pictures help alot!
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If it comes off easily like a powder it is diatoms. They will go away by themselves. They are very common in new tanks. Ottos love to eat them.
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is thsi algae reddish brown, and very powder like, or is it red and slimey?
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