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Old 02-15-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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Can diatoms kinda be hairy? My tank is two months old and just past two days it looks like a diatom outbreak but the some of the brown looks kinda hairy. Is this diatoms or something else?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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I'm currently having the same issue in my tank and it is about 2 month old reef tank as well. I'm thinking it's hair algae but it may be diatoms as well I can't figure it out for sure in my tank but all the pictures of diatoms online are like a slimy brown looking algae and mine is fuzzy as well.
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I'm sure someone will help us out. I would like to get a pic but it's so small don't know if it would turn out.
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Try and take a pic
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #6
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Also starting to get spots of bryopsis in sand bed but when I do my pwc this weekend gonna try to suck it out with vacuum hose
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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Looks just like diatoms. How long ago did you start your cycle?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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Set tank up january 1st
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:49 PM   #9
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Alright looks like your tank might almost be done with the cycle.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #10
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My levels have been zero for at least three weeks trates run around 10 though thought my cycle was over then
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