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Old 09-20-2003, 09:34 AM   #1
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Tank just cycled, clean off diatoms?

So my tank has finished its cycle, Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates, all are at zero. Now the tank is getting diatoms on the LR, Substrate, and glass. I know that this is normal, but my question is:

Should I clean off the diatoms off of the glass now, or let them flourish until they run their course, to eventually slow down?


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125 gal. reef w sump/refugium & 8-bulb 640w T5's
45 gal fresh w/plants + CPF lighting
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I would add some turbo astrea snails...prolly 10 would do it... they love the stuff...
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