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Old 01-31-2013, 05:33 PM   #151
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Now I am doing a SW for sure!!
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Check out how crappppyy its looking! Diatoms....EVERYWHRRE. my 15 ppm nitrates and ich attack probably isn't helping. I also see some green algae. But no more spots on the gramma and hes been out of his hole!


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Should I just leave the diatoms alone?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:20 PM   #152
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Yup diatoms are a normal part of a new set up. Once the silicates Are consumed they will go away. My tank still gets it cause the pistol is constantly stirring the sand.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:23 PM   #153
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Yup diatoms are a normal part of a new set up. Once the silicates Are consumed they will go away. My tank still gets it cause the pistol is constantly stirring the sand.
They're so friggen ugly!! Is there anything I can do to make them better?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:28 PM   #154
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Nope it just has to run its course. Sorry
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Nope it just has to run its course. Sorry
How long do they last, few weeks?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 PM   #156
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I think it depends on how much silicate is in the tank. Can't really put a timeline one it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:10 PM   #157
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eeeww.....diatoms....Crystal is right, how long they last depends on the amount of silicates in the tank, since diatoms feed on silicates. Mine lasted for months
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eeeww.....diatoms....Crystal is right, how long they last depends on the amount of silicates in the tank, since diatoms feed on silicates. Mine lasted for months
Yeah, they suck! It's my first time dealing with them. I didn't get them in my fw tank for some reason
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #159
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Sometimes live plants suppress diatoms in freshwater. Like everyone says, it'll pass when it's out of silicates. I've never had a marine tank that didn't get hit at the start. Sucks but it's unavoidable.
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Sometimes live plants suppress diatoms in freshwater. Like everyone says, it'll pass when it's out of silicates. I've never had a marine tank that didn't get hit at the start. Sucks but it's unavoidable.
Guess ill just wait it out

Nitrates and phosphates are surprisingly better today! Nitrates deceased to 5 ppm and phosphates are down to .25 from .5
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