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Old 12-24-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Major diatom bloom!

Y white rock is orange and my sand is now orange poca dotted,shood i get a small cuc to deal with it?
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:31 PM   #2
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Post a pic, post some info about your tank. Just saying "I see some orange crud" really doesn't tell us much!
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Generally speaking diatoms are just a cycle that any new tank goes through: keep doing PWCs and they'll eventually go away on their own.

They're ugly but not harmful.
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Yes i agree ^^ everyone has a diatom bloom and it should go away
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High silicates can also cause it from not using RO/DI water for saltwater make up.
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High silicates can also cause it from not using RO/DI water for saltwater make up.
I agree, however I'm not going to throw out "guesses" based on the information that we're not being given.
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I agree, however I'm not going to throw out "guesses" based on the information that we're not being given.
Less of a guess, but more of a suggestion of things to look at. They do go away with proper water changes as long as the water you are using is not loaded with silicates and other organics.
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