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Old 01-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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Diatom Bloom and Clean Up Crew Question

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Im new to the forum and i just set up a 55 gallon reef tank. Its been set up for two weeks now and im experiencing a diatom bloom, I know it is "new tank syndrome" but i was wondering what my next steps should be. I currently have 10 hermit crabs and 10 astera snails in it. I had my local store test my water and they told me my levels were perfect. But i was wondering if i should get more snails and crabs or is what i have now ok for a clean up crew for a 55 gallon tank? Also on top of the diatoms bubbles are growing i was told and from researching that it is algae starting to grow and was wondering if i should let this happen or start to clean anything? I do not want to do a water change yet though cause i want my tank to complete the cycle. Any Help would be great.


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To cycle your tank you`ll need not to have any livestock in the tank.We have a great article in our SW articles section on cycling.

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get yourself ammonia,nitrate and nitrite liquid test kits
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
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