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Old 04-30-2014, 05:49 PM   #11
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I am not 100% sure, salt water tanks are much different from freshwater. In a fresh water, you would actually increase the lighting because diatoms in an established tank is a sign of a short photo period. For salt water though, I can't give you an answer, I am still a salt water noobie.

I can tell you that high silicates in your water, regardless of fresh or salt, will cause diatom blooms.

Thanks a lot I guess I'll just do some more research
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they are diatoms they feed off the silicates in the water once they are consumed the diatoms will stop coming
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they are diatoms they feed off the silicates in the water once they are consumed the diatoms will stop coming
Sounds good thanks for the help
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Those aren't diatoms. You won't find diatoms on the glass. That is regular old, plain jane algae that grows on the glass of all of our tanks. A simple mag float will make it go away.
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