03-22-2010, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by karjean
My planted 10 gallon tank is getting full of diatom, I understand it is easy to remove it. What could be the consequence if i do leave it, beside to cosmetic side?
Have found that diatom usually appears in newly established tanks and goes away on it's own once the tank matures. (months). As you have noted,It's easy to wipe from the glass or ornaments.
Trumpet snails usually take care of this fairly well also and they leave the plant's alone.