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Old 05-28-2014, 11:03 PM   #11
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:23 PM   #14
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I'm using phyto feast, to grow some pods, could that be the cause of the algae grow? The label say contains golden algae
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Cut light time a little short, feed less, and do a small water change

Generally, this is what everyone says to do when you have any algae. However it doesn't apply to Diatoms because they consume Silicates. Not nitrate or phosphates.
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Oh ok...
How long usually take?
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A week or so, possibly a few weeks depending on how much silicate is present.

Just keep up the maintenance (ie regular water changes) and it should subside. If it goes away and comes back you need to re-look at what you are doing and using in the tank that is possibly feeding them.

Brown diatoms feed on silicate and silicic acid.
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Looks like Diatom bloom.

How long you are running ur light. And what is ur aquarium age?
Basically if u reduce lighting time and give it some time it will go by its own.
Hermit crabs will help alot as well.
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Looks like Diatom bloom.

How long you are running ur light. And what is ur aquarium age?
Basically if u reduce lighting time and give it some time it will go by its own.
Hermit crabs will help alot as well.

Lighting really has no effect on diatoms.
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Lighting really has no effect on diatoms.

This... They are most likely present because of the new sand. The silicate feeds them. Once the silicate is gone, so are the brown diatoms. Lighting does not affect this.

They will just go away in time, assuming you aren't continually adding silicates to
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