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 06-16-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
Diatoms or Dinos? Getting Scared

I recently switched from crushed coral to live sand. this is day 2 and I noticed brown stuff on the rocks and sand. I know Diatoms but this doesn't look like diatoms. Maybe i'm wrong. Help please. I really hope they are just diatoms.

__________________

__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
chenzo9999's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 279
Probably diatoms from the new sand. It is because of the new silica in the sand. Should clear up shortly.
__________________

__________________
"At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since." - Salvador Dali
chenzo9999 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Looks like diatoms, but I do see dino starting...
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 03:20 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damped View Post
Looks like diatoms, but I do see dino starting...
Should I start gfo and siphon some out?
__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 03:45 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
When I had dinos I cleaned my glass, and then I did a 50% WC, I siphoned where I saw dinos. I cleaned my canister filter, I took out the white filter floss and put in a phosphate pad (it traps phosphates,after about a week or so it should be removed or replaced), I added Chemi clean elite, and I put phosguard in my canister filter... All went away (hair algae, a bit of cyano and dinos..) it's a long and annoying battle, but it's possible!
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 03:49 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
ChiTownRomeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
Quote:
Originally Posted by Damped View Post
When I had dinos I cleaned my glass, and then I did a 50% WC, I siphoned where I saw dinos. I cleaned my canister filter, I took out the white filter floss and put in a phosphate pad (it traps phosphates,after about a week or so it should be removed or replaced), I added Chemi clean elite, and I put phosguard in my canister filter... All went away (hair algae, a bit of cyano and dinos..) it's a long and annoying battle, but it's possible!
These **** dinos didn't come until I added this live sand. I'll do a W/c and siphon 2morrow. I have some Phos Guard and Poly filter. Ill add that as well. I heard chemi clean will kill beneficial bacteria.
__________________
ChiTownRomeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 08:40 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mr_X's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
Chemiclean will not kill beneficial bacteria, but i believe damped is talking about chemipure elite.
That looks like diatoms to me. You are going to get that on new surfaces.
__________________
thanks,
Doug
mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Massimo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 534
Yes, I meant Chemi pure elite! Sorry!
__________________
Massimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,320
I get some of that when my ro/di unit needs new filters.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diatoms, scared

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 12:24 AM.


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