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Old 08-24-2013, 06:32 PM   #31
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I can't afford any of that stuff
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #32
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This is what it looks like
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:58 PM   #33
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That looks like diatoms to me. Common in new setups.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #34
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What do I do
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Old 08-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #35
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Nothing really. Diatoms will consume whatever silicates or food source they have and then disappear just as fast. Everyone has to go through the new tank uglies. No way around it I'm afraid.
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Ok thank god it's not something I gotta spend money on
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #37
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I used tap water to cure rock and the algae growth was insane u need to get a rodi unit
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #38
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Do I absolutely have too I dot have enough money for a ro/di unit
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #39
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I certainly understand being broke. But this hobby is hard to do right without investing in some basic stuff: test kits, good water, good light and patience. Watch Craigslist for deals.
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It will cost you more in the long run if you don't by the right things. When starting saltwater reef one of the first buys should be rodi unit it's just as important as lights to me. And this hobby is not cheap at all.
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