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Old 10-17-2012, 04:07 PM   #21
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Daney that brown stuff is diatom algae and every new tank gets it. The good news is every tank gets rid of it naturally too! Itll be around for a month or so. You can remove it by squirting ot with a turkey baster and letting your filter remove it but itll come back until the silicates in your sand are gone, thats what it eats. Just hang in there and soon enough it will dissapear. New tank stuff. Oh and its not harmfull to fish and hardly anything eats it so dont stress trying to find a clean up crew to munch it down...
Ok thanks. I think im just paranoid with these stuff cause most people gets it around wks 3-5 and my tank has been running for almost 2 months now with the fish(not including the cycling process) if its diatoms, is it gonna found on just the rocks?

on the bright side... my clean up crew are busy doing their job. 2 days ago One astrea made a treacherous journey to the rocks to clean it and til now he's still there
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:32 PM   #22
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The diatoms will most likely cover the sand and glass too. They feed off of silicates so either the silicates are coming from your source water (if it's not 0 TDS, you're feeding the diatoms) or your sand. Just a tip to clean the glass often so the snails target the rocks instead of the glass. Manual removal helps too
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #23
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I'm using ro water with 7stage filter that I bought 3 months ago but i don't have tds meter so I don't know if its 0
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:35 AM   #24
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my diatom bloom came a couple of months in to in my 55, its totally what you're dealing with...
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Old 10-18-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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I have had them 6 months after the cycle but they go away. Tell is about your filteration
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #26
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For filtration I only have my NWB150 octo reef skimmer. I don't have fuge though cause I don't have that space under my tank. Do I need to have something else besides the skimmer?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #27
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No I got a 30 under my 55, I had to modify my stand
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:55 AM   #28
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Just a quick update on my tank my fishes are all looking good so far. I'm feeding them brine shrimp, nori and omega pellets. As for my rocks I've noticed some purplish colour n it. Could this be a start of coraline algae?
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Ya could be! Hows the diatom battle going?
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:52 PM   #30
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So far so good no more diatoms on my rocks I love me snails lol!!! They're like bulldozers lol!! I'm seeing more greenish and purplish colour on my rocks. I hope this is coraline

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