I've got a tank full of diatoms that developed in about 3 days. I added 15 lbs. of liverock to my 29 gal
tank exactly 7 days ago today. Tuesday of last week, I added 15 lbs of live sand, over top of 20 lb of aragonite.
Did I add too much bacteria at one time? It developed all in about 3 days, from sparkling white sand and colorful rock, to brown everywhere. I know in FW
, diatoms are a likely inhabitant of new tanks. But, is this the case with SW
? How long will it take them to go away? Should I scrub them off?
Also, can I grab a few snail from the lfs
to take care of the problem while my tank is still cycling of sorts? Anything else I can add?
My params are:
: bout 8.4
Ammonia: 0 - .25 mg
Nitrites: less than .3 mg
How does this all look? Thanks for the help!
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