I installed my new Metal Halide lamp which is a 175W compared to my old 30W flourescent.
I'm under the impression that I pretty much just have to leave it alone untill the diatoms start to go away. Is this correct.
Also I've notices A LOT of nitrogen building up in the sand. Is this simply my sand bed becoming established and converting the nitrate into nitrogen? Could it have something to do with my massive diatom growth?
I know one of the main culprits though...I will admit I am not using RO
water and I know I need to start....That will probobly help once I start topping off with RO
Here is a comparison of just 2 days time. Pitty me...lol... Although to tell you the truth I really don't mind the growth. I don't have any real coral or anything in the tank so it's realy not harming anything. Just helping to filter the water as my tank becomes established.