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Old 04-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #1
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Diatoms keep coming back :/

Any ideas please ?
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are you doing/adding anything to cause a mini cycle?
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Any ideas please ?
How long has the tank been set up? How long do you have your lights on? And do you use faucet water?
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6-8 months roughly and already had diatoms got rid of them but they keep coming back and Bremen ever have my lights on
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Hardley ever I ment sorry
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Are you using faucet water?????

Or did you move the sand bed around????

If not you can be over feeding.
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Hmm. Is it by a window? May be your water
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My water is RO/DI saltwater from the store it's not by a window and I have been moving the sand bed yesh ?
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Well if you have live sand it's not good move the san bed as the bacteria in the sand creates waste that looks like air bubbles ( I for got the name but I'll get it for you) , in it's own time it gets let out naturally......but by you moving the sand bed you are releasing all that nutriment , creating a mini cycle.
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Well if you have live sand, it's not a good move. the sand bed has bacteria in the sand that creates waste that looks like air bubbles ( I for got the name but I'll get it for you) , in it's own time it gets let out naturally......but by you moving the sand bed you are releasing all that nutriment , creating a mini cycle.
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