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Old 07-16-2009, 02:49 PM   #1
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Diatom algea

Hey i got that diatom algea i think growing on my live rock in newly cycled tank i think its diatom algae brown its growing pretty rapidly
lookin for some tips on how to keep it down or what i should do....
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Leave it, they will burn themselves out.
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Leave it, they will burn themselves out.
Is there a ballpark est. as to how long that should take?
I just noticed the same type of brown "stuff"
It seems to be almost unnoticeable in the morning when the light first turns on and gets darker throughout the day.
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Ballpark...not really, it depends on the lighting and type of sand or how much silicate is in the tank. If I had to do an average, MAYbe a week, but it will be there one day and gone the next.
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This is kind of embarrassing to admit but I have a 90g FOWLER with just a standard, ceiling fluorescent light bulb- I leave on for a about 13 hrs...should I change that out? Reduce daily hours of lighting?
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For FOWLR, you should be ok. Personally, I run my lights for 8 hours....
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