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Old 02-15-2012, 09:08 PM   #11
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Yeah you should be done I got the diatoms after I was cycled as well.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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So just let it be and try and suck the bryopsis out the best I can? From what I have read that bryopsis is hard to get rid of is this right?
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #13
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I wouldn't vacuum it. You could spike your nitrates by doing that
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:28 AM   #14
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http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=60144

This is lengthy but it pertains. It gives a great understanding of what your actually working with.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #15
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Great article thanks
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #16
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Nice article I learned something I never knew
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:54 PM   #17
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I wouldn't vacuum it. You could spike your nitrates by doing that
You can safely vacuum out algae or detritus with out causing any spike. Disrupting a very old sand bed can cause a spike, but this is clearly not the case.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #18
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How old would it take to make a difference?
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #19
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Sad day!!! I think my diatoms died out but in doing so it killed all my fish. I guess it depleted all the dissolved oxygen as the article said. My crabs and snails are still alive for now but all my fish are dead.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:46 PM   #20
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So do I need to do a big water change or not? All levels show fine.
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