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Old 08-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Diatoms keep getting worse during cycle

I'm 1 month into cycling got ammonia .25 nitrites 1.0 nitrates .20 have not done a water change. I need to know what to do.


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Old 08-08-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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You continue on through your cycle and don't worry about it. If you want to scrape them off the sides with a magfloat or something, go for it. But diatoms are a normal part of the cycle really.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Do I need to do any water changes during cycling?
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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No your no supposed to. It will slow it down.
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http://www.petplace.com/fish/how-to-...gae/page1.aspx

Read this. The diatoms are only cleaning up the silica you have in your tank. This is a natural process in the aquarium and normally happens during a cycle because the sandbed is new.

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:56 PM   #6
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So I need to wipe them off my tank glass
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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I would by some animals (astrea snails, sand sifter star crabs etc) to start to mediate the nuisance Algaes. Had the same problem and threw in a reef cleaner crew from live aquaria and within several weeks BOOM crystal clear. I would get your water parameters a little more on track before u do that to limit the die off.
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So I need to wipe them off my tank glass
The more you wipe them off, the worse they'll come back. Just ignore them. They'll go away on their own eventually.
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I got 18 crabs been in there since the beginning 1 chromis and 2 snails. The snails are eating a line right through it.
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