Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2011, 04:27 PM   #1 
Kestrel
New Member
 
Kestrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indiana
Question Diatoms and Silk Plants

I've been having another instance of diatoms in my 10 gallon tank recently, and if my information is correct I just need to do a gravel cleaning and more water changes and it should clear up, right?

That's not the biggest thing I'm worried about though. I had a plant with silk flowers on it before but when I noticed I had diatoms they made wonderful brown spots all over the flowers and they wouldn't clean off, so I threw it out. Well now it's affecting my pretty purple silk plant and I really want to know if there's a way I can clean off those ugly spots.
Kestrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 07:02 PM   #2 
baylee767
Member
 
baylee767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hawaii- Go Diamond head!
Yes! There is a possibility the diatoms are in your tap water like mine. So, I'm planning on getting zebra nerite snails. These snails can not breed in fresh water, look beautiful, and eat a main diet of algae and diatoms! look it up on google, it's just a myrical for those of us forced to deal with diatoms!
baylee767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 11:27 PM   #3 
Kestrel
New Member
 
Kestrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Indiana
Ooooo, they sure are pretty! I just wish I had a fish store around here that sold them, because buying them online would be expensive.
Kestrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2011, 11:33 PM   #4 
baylee767
Member
 
baylee767's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hawaii- Go Diamond head!
I believe some places only sell them for a dollar or two... can't remember where though...
baylee767 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diatoms staining

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Silk Plants vs. Plastic Plants!! Hermitpaws Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 10 09-28-2010 12:07 AM
Are they silk plants? puppyrjjkm Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 05-30-2010 04:15 PM
Silk plants? ScuitoAmi150 Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 8 03-02-2010 12:48 PM
help silk plants!! JaspersANGEL Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 11-16-2009 03:57 PM
Silk plants dramaqueen Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 12 03-29-2009 11:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.