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Old 09-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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Diatoms are caused by silicates. chances are it comes from the sand, and will eventually be consumed by the diatoms (which are in turn consumed by the CUC). I seriously doubt you have sicates in your water. It will go away over time (a few months)
You ever heard of changing sub out every 2-4 years?
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Thanks and no I didn't know that either you mean everything like sand and rock
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Thanks and no I didn't know that either you mean everything like sand and rock
No I was just asking Ingy. It would just be sand, that's what a lfs told me
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Once you get Ro/di water then I would just do a series of water changes.

I had a diatom bloom at about 3 months. That's even using Ro/di from the start. Water changes and clean up crew should take care of it in time
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When my DT lights go are open the refugium lights are close.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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No I was just asking Ingy. It would just be sand, that's what a lfs told me
I'm not sure what you're asking me. But there are 2 main types of sand used in tanks; coral based sands and rock based sands (PFS). Although they both have silcates in them, only the first can be exported to the water from the very soft mineral base while the second has the silcates bound very tightly in the mineral structure of very hard rocks (granite). Most common aquarium sand will cause a diatom bloom eventually because the diatoms can absorb the silicates. Then they die and are eaten by the CUC or corals and again become part of the structure (except a good portion gets exported thru your skimmer).

Diatoms have nothing to do with water quality. Changing your sand every few years will likely cause a new diatom bloom unless you switch to a harder sand.
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I've been running my refugium light 24/7 since I put grape caulerpa in it and have been having a ton of success with it.
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