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 01-10-2010, 01:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cen. Cal
Posts: 394
diatoms

how long does diatom usually take for it to burn itself out in a new aquarium if take is maintain as schedule.
__________________

__________________
pokmijn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 03:43 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
Could be weeks to months. Is this tank cycling? Are you using Tap water?
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cen. Cal
Posts: 394
Quote:
Originally Posted by melosu58 View Post
Could be weeks to months. Is this tank cycling? Are you using Tap water?
no the tank finish cycling about a month ago already i use ro/di water and readings for tank are:
sg - 1.024
amn - o
nitrite - 0
nitrate - 0
phosphate - 0
i run lights 8 hrs a day but have recently changed it to 6 hrs a day lights are 4x24w t5ho on a 10g.

i only have two snail in there for the cuc how many more should i add since its such a small tank.
__________________
pokmijn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 297
You might not actually have a cycle because if there has been no source of ammonia for a month the good bacteria might have died off. If I were you I would try adding SMALL amounts of ammonia and see what happens to your conditions over the next few days, if the ammonia rises but nothing else does then you will have to start your cycle over again. As for the diatom bloom I agree with melosu58, in that it can very. What will affect it is the grow of the good stuff in your tank, such as green algae and coraline.
Are you running carbon? What about phosphate remover? Anyways good luck and keep us posted!
__________________
th08tu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cen. Cal
Posts: 394
sorry i wasn't clear but i have cycled the tank with lr and ls with a raw shrimp and after the cycled completed a month ago i already added two clown fish after tank finish cycled so i dont think there will be another cycle cause all my corals are doing great but i was just wondering how long before the diatoms burn out cause i dont remember them being around for this long when i had my 55g up.
__________________
pokmijn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 09:32 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 297
oops ok sorry then yeah your cycle is alive and well! I have never had a problem with it to the point where I had to reduce the light periods (knock on wood) as I just recently moved from fresh to salt. Maybe you shouldn't be reducing the times though, because your corals will want to have as much light as possible, and you need light to grow good algae, so I would focus on that instead of killing off the diatom algae. Usually good algae outcompetes diatom algae so I would focus on that. Good luck!
__________________

__________________
th08tu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diatom, diatoms

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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diatoms brianf40us Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 01-11-2009 11:59 AM
diatoms? lulabulla Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 08-29-2008 03:26 PM
Diatoms or something else... mykpoz Saltwater & Reef - Identification 2 08-07-2005 08:47 PM
I think I have Diatoms bobajum Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 01-25-2005 06:37 PM
Diatoms... Psyhampster Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 01-04-2005 11:41 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 PM.


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