Bacillariophyta
Name: Diatoms
Type: Algae
Treatment: Many new tanks will get an algae bloom; it usually subsides as the tank stabilizes.

Identification: A red or brown film, resembling dust, that grows on any and every surface

Prevention: Astraea and Trocus snails readily consume this algae, though most blooms resolve on their own as the tank cycles
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diatoms - reefs

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