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Old 04-30-2006, 11:52 PM   #1
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another Diatom Bloom

I have established this is what i have people i have spoken to say it will go, Its is only been a light bloom nothing that has really covered everything to a degree where i have to spend hours cleaning it. But quite frankly its pising me off now, i have the bloom for 3 weeks I have had the live rock for about 8 weeks, so its finished its cycle all the testings show 0 which is great and this has been the case for about 4-5 weeks.
so my question is when is this stuff going to leave me???
I have been doing my weekly water changes just to clean the excess. is there something i can do to speed this up?
should i employee a clean up crew?

thanks in advanced
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Test for phosphates too. What's your water source?

Diatoms are kinda expected with new tanks. If finished cycling, Id say go ahead and add a cleanup crew, but they're gonna have to eat, so if no fish leftover food, some kinda sinking food (pellets maybe) might do.

How long are the lights on daily?
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I agree a clean up crew would be a good decision. Just stock light at first so you do not end up starving them.
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lights are on at about 7am to 7pm however at about 6pm i turn all lights off apart from the blue.
Thanks for the input guys, just so sick of this dirty look.
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Test for phosphates too. What's your water source?
water source is tap, i dont have access to RO unit yet I am broke for a while however i do use a phosphate sponge i place in the water change bucket, this is suppose to remove alot of the sillica also.
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