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Old 01-24-2012, 08:12 PM   #11
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Any new saltwater tank will go through a diatom phase. They'll normally die back as the tank matures.
My tank is almost a year old
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Diatoms feed off of silicates which are not usually found in your water. Have you changed your light bulbs and/or lighting schedule?
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:12 PM   #13
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Lights are a little old, schedule is the same
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:30 PM   #14
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Get a same shifter star fish and or nasserus snails my tank die that still i added 6 nasserus snails and 2 sand shifter star fish
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Get a sand shifter star fish and or nasserus snails my tank did that till i added 6 nasserus snails and 2 sand shifter star fish. Sorry Auto correct. Sucks
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Try cutting back 1 hr. Do you have anything that stirs your sand?
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Only a fighting conch, i need nacaruis snails, the bulbs are 6 months old, is that too old? Ive read that the time frame is 9-12 months
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Also- did anything happen to the tank to cause a mini cycle? This could also of caused the diatom bloom.

Your bulbs may be reaching the end of their life- just make sure to switch them out one at a time so if you have corals they can adjust to the new lighting
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Also- did anything happen to the tank to cause a mini cycle? This could also of caused the diatom bloom.

Your bulbs may be reaching the end of their life- just make sure to switch them out one at a time so if you have corals they can adjust to the new lighting
nope, perfect water parameters, but then again the algae cood be eating the nitrates before my test kit reads them, but i do atleast a 15% PWC every week so they should be low.. btw my bulbs are t5HO
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