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Old 09-07-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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is this normal?

i've had what i thought to be diatom algae for about a month now. i went on vacation for 2 days and left boyfriend in charge. he forgot to turn lights on before he left for work on day 2. lights ran normal 10 hours first day, 3 hours 2nd day, and i came back and turned them on halfway thru day 3. to my surprise all the algae was gone! i mean totally gone like it was never there. boyfriend swears he didn't stir the sand, it became a very heated discussion because i didn't believe him. (he's the mag-float king! just loves to clean the glass!) will diatoms just disappear like that? or did i have something else?
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I had almost exactly the same situation happen, with the exception of the lighting. I figure, don't look a gift.....Trigger? in the mouth and just be happy all that ugly junk is gone!
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Old 09-07-2003, 07:56 AM   #3
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Algae needs three things to survive, water, light and food. If you remove one of those components it will die. The diatoms may or may not have died off from the lack of light, after a month it was probably about to crash anyway, the lack of light may have just been the catalyst to an inevitable event.
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Blame the boyfriend anyway, isn't that what all girlfriends love to do
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:21 AM   #6
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if you guys could just learn to follow directions we wouldn't have to nag so much!
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:43 AM   #7
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if you guys could just learn to follow directions we wouldn't have to nag so much!
So is it Directions or Orders?


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With girlfriends/wives there are no directions, it's always her way. At least that's what we/men make you think.
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