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Old 06-03-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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? about Diatoms

will Diatoms float in the water i woke up yesterday and noticed when my lights came on that the water looks dusty i cant tell if its micro bubbles or sand but its it. i almost wanna say its sand but i just cant tell. heres a small video so u guys can see what im talking about
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so u guys know it got dusty once i seen diatoms showing up everywhere
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i would think those are bubbles, unless you recently added sand. it doesn't look like algae in the water column to me.
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thanks for the reply doug. no added the sand like a week or so ago but it was clear a few days ago. i think its because my hob filter. will a sump or refugium cut the bubbles down
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it may. it depends on the sump. turn off the filter for a while and see if the bubbles stop first.
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ok i just did my pwc so i will let it clear up an bit and turn it off and see that i come up with. thanks for the help...
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