Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-22-2013, 06:43 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
erichm20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
Posts: 651
Well I'm stumped you're doing everything you should be it seems. Fortunately it's just diatoms and a little unsightly.. I think I might have dinaflagellates...
__________________

__________________
erichm20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 08:08 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 98
Thats no good. Did another 15g change today, replaced my carbon and purgin again. Ordered new ati bulbs and new chemi pure elite so hopefully that helps
__________________

__________________
h20addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by h20addict View Post
Thats no good. Did another 15g change today, replaced my carbon and purgin again. Ordered new ati bulbs and new chemi pure elite so hopefully that helps
Those are diatoms. They will go away once all the Silicates are used up. It could be silicates in your sand or rock. Purigen won't make them go away. Water changes and time is all that will help. Cut your lighting photo period down a bit and use some Api PhosZorb or Seachem PhosGuard and keep up with water changes and it will be gone once all the silicates are used up. Diatoms are normal. And remember once you add something new to the tank, they will come back for a while and leave again.
__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 11:08 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 98
I kinda figured it was the new sand that was behind all this...
__________________

__________________
h20addict is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.