Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-28-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 60
Diatoms + Nitrates

Hi Guys.. My Rock has been cycling for 2 1/2 weeks now and the Ammonia went to 0 a couple days ago, the nitrites are still off the charts, and Brown Diatom algea and little bubbles everywhere!! How long does it usually take for the Nitrites to calm down so I can put a cleanup crew in there???
Thanks,
Dan
__________________

__________________
Utradeshow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2004, 08:51 PM   #2
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Nitrites usually take longer to subside, upto a few weeks easily. At 2½ weeks, you still have a week or two to go. It really depends on the amount of die off there is from the rock and any steps you may or may not have taken to reduce the die off (Skimmer, water changes,... etc.)

Algaes are not really a big concern in a newly set up tank. Most crash on there own quickly enough depending on source water used.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diatom, diatoms, nitrates

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diatoms brianf40us Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 01-11-2009 11:59 AM
Diatoms Jarred Darque Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 10-24-2006 06:04 PM
Diatoms PsiPro Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 09-14-2005 01:53 AM
Diatoms OhTheHumanity Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 02-23-2004 08:48 AM
High Nitrates And the Best way to lower Nitrates Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 11-29-2003 07:40 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.