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Old 07-24-2014, 05:55 PM   #1
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Hello again everybody I recently set up a saltwater aquarium about a month ago. Everything has been going great! But all if a sudden diatoms have taken over! They are everywhere! I was wondering if i should do anything about it and if it is common when going through the cycling process?


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Old 07-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #2
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Its a normal stage to go thru during cycling just leave it be and they will go away

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Ok thanks how long until they are gone?


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Old 07-25-2014, 02:16 AM   #4
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Mine went pretty quick I cant remember for sure tho my snails helped get rid of em

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I dont have any snails in my tank. What kind do you have?


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Conches worked well for me. Until my Halloween Hermit killed them.
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I just had turbos and astrea snails but make sure your cycled first

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I tested yesterday an my ammonia and my notrites were at 0 so does that mean im done cycling?


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Old 07-26-2014, 05:59 AM   #9
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Add an ammonia source and see if the levels got down over night how long have you cycled for

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It has been cying for over a month and two clowns in the tank for avout two weeks


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