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Old 10-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Diatom bloom?

Hey everyone. Just started to notice this brown stuff started to accumulate right in front in the sand. Is this diatom?



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Old 10-26-2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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Parameters are perfect btw
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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Yep those are diatoms- perfectly normal part of the maturation process.
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Should I go lights out for a couple days or just let it run it's course?
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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No just let it run it's course they will go away. They come and go from time to time. How old is the system?
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Sounds about right for a diatom bloom. They will feed off if silicates and then disappear. Just give them time.
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Sounds about right for a diatom bloom. They will feed off if silicates and then disappear. Just give them time.
Will it get worse before it gets better? Should I feed every other day?
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Dont change anything. They will be gone soon on their own
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Dont change anything. They will be gone soon on their own
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