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post #1 of 2 Old 08-22-2008, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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i am still getting brown film on my glass i think it is diatom. tank has been up for about 6 months now. 30 lbs live rock, 40 lbs sand 2 clowns and snails. what can i do to get rid of it?

afte i clean the glass 2 dasy later it is back. i have lighting 24/7 with moonlights
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post #2 of 2 Old 08-25-2008, 01:15 PM
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I don't know about salt water but for fresh water if you scrape the glass with sharp object it will expose the silicates in the glass to the diatoms again and cause a longer problem. If you are using something sharp, try a softer cleaning object. If not then more lighting and circulation are often cures for diatoms.
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