I've been cycling my 37 gallon tank since Labor Day. It has 40 lbs of aragonite sand, 12 lbs of LR
, 32 lbs of base rock in it. There is a 65W PC
for light, and it's on about 8 hrs/day.
I made the mistake of using tap water at the beginning, which probably caused a wicked diatom outbreak. I started topping off with RO
water last week. It used to be that the diatoms were confined to the rocks and sand. Then it started to cover the glass on the sides.
Now it's even worse! Algae is actually floating on the surface of the water. I can see little brown/green dots the size of micro pellets swirling with the current from the PH
Has this happened to anyone else? If all levels drop to 0 and this is still a problem, can I still add fish?