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Old 12-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Adding sand?

Added some new sand to existing 3 yr old sandbed.. Getting a pretty bad diatom dusting..
Guess this is to be expected?? Thanks
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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Added some new sand to existing 3 yr old sandbed.. Getting a pretty bad diatom dusting.. Guess this is to be expected?? Thanks
How big is your tank ?
How much sand did you add ?
The diatoms will die off , it's a algae that feeds off of the silicate ,
Ideally to add more sand should only be done in small quantities over a period of time ,
1-2 cups a week
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Yea thanks it a 75 gal w/30 gal sump. Just added about 3 cups-1/2" to one side of the tank, but guessing it has blown some and diatoms are around on top...
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Yea thanks it a 75 gal w/30 gal sump. Just added about 3 cups-1/2" to one side of the tank, but guessing it has blown some and diatoms are around on top...
They will go away .
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