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Old 01-25-2014, 03:00 AM   #1
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Anyone use seachems phosguard?

Ive been having diatoms growing in patches over tank, after a few months of setting it up. I do 15% to 20% water change weekly. My tank is currently really understocked. (1 baby cichlid around an inch big in 27g tank, all alone)
I have read that silicates and phophates in tap water can cause diatoms so I purchased seachems phosguard to see what happens. Anyone use this before? Anything I should know about it? I just put it in filter. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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The phosguard won't really help with diatoms. It's just something your tank has to age out of. I do use it for my salt water tank however and it works nicely. It probably won't last a terribly long time in a freshwater tank since they usually run pretty high on phosphates.
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Thank u for the reply. Should I just take it out then since it wont do much...
I have heard some alarming things about phosguard and aluminium traces and toxicity etc etc.. not sure how true they are.

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Also, how long does the diatoms phase last? My tank started cycling early august. And fish went in about 7 weeks after cycling.
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