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Old 09-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #171
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would they make such a light if it was too much?
Yes... If you used it for a bigger tank LOL
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BTW: nitrite still high, pH 7.8 and today I noticed diatom algae stuff on the sand.
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still off the chart? i thought your tank was plenty big for that light.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:01 PM   #174
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still off the chart? i thought your tank was plenty big for that light.
We will see can't say yet for sure

And purple just looks purple to me, it's hard for me to say

Whattya think about those diatoms forming? Good sign? I know they r usualy a bad thing, but maybe for cycling it's good?!?!?!?!
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i thought the diatoms was a sign of a new tank... i think thats a good thing.

purple is purple i know. water change until its less than purple in a good way. like 2ppm. then see how it goes. that should also do your pH some good. out of curiosity what is the pH of your water before you add it to your tank for the water change?
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i thought the diatoms was a sign of a new tank... i think thats a good thing.

purple is purple i know. water change until its less than purple in a good way. like 2ppm. then see how it goes. that should also do your pH some good. out of curiosity what is the pH of your water before you add it to your tank for the water change?
That's a good question LOL
gonna do another water change tomorrow and will check ph hahahaha
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OMG it seams like cycling is coming closer and closer to an end!!! My trites are dropping more and more while I'm still dosing small amounts of ammonia. I'm giving it about 1-2 more days ;D
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Sounds like you are getting close. To answer your earlier question, all new tanks (or established ones that go through a major change) will have a diatom outbreak. If I remember right, it feeds on silicates. As soon as it uses up the silicates in your system it will die off on its own. During cycling of a new tank, it is a sign that you are reaching the end of the cycle. Don't do anything about the diatom, just let it die off on it's own.
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Sweet. I'm glad your so close!
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Sounds like you are getting close. To answer your earlier question, all new tanks (or established ones that go through a major change) will have a diatom outbreak. If I remember right, it feeds on silicates. As soon as it uses up the silicates in your system it will die off on its own. During cycling of a new tank, it is a sign that you are reaching the end of the cycle. Don't do anything about the diatom, just let it die off on it's own.
Cool, thx!!!
I was aware of the diatom, but still wondering LOL blond, whattya expect

Gee, why do I not remember having this going on with my 30g? It was so much less stressful and was done within a week...
Can't wait to cycle my 250g, If I ever get one... I will have to be on Xanax for that o.O
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