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Re: [APD] brown algae (diatoms)
I believe Robert T. Ricketts wrote this email section below:
Stuart Halliday wrote, in part:
Diatoms like eating silicates, so using a Silicate remover in a filter may
It would only help if the water were pretreated by the phosphate/silicate
remover before addition to the tank. The use of such directly on planted
tanks will starve the plants of their require macronutrient, phosphate.
Pretreated water can be phosphate supplemented in the tank. The same
treatments pull both.
Yes that's true but you can add Phosphate manually easily enough.
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