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>Very little has been written about the use of freshwater microfauna (i.e.
>small aquatic bugs and other organisms) in frehwater tanks, but I would
>imagine that they too would act as a brake on diatom outbreaks but I'm sure
>there could be a balance point found where the populations of the various
>diatoms, algae species and herbivores keep one another in check and allow
>the higher plants to take their role center stage.

Huh. That explains a LOT.

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