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Old 06-24-2014, 07:28 PM   #11
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So we wash the filters in the washing machine. No detergent or anything used. Just water. Does anyone think this could be the issue


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Old 06-24-2014, 08:07 PM   #12
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How long has you tank been up and running?


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I have heard that it can take up to 2 years to clear up I just finished my diatom issue and mine was 100 times worse then the pic I have seen of yours mine was a real dark brown and I would vacuum every two weeks and it took 7 months and mine is now finally not coming back after a month since my last vacuum best of luck I have learned patience is the key


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Ours would be a lot worse but we clean it up every few days


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The odd thing is it went away for a couple of months with a vacuum and 50% water change. Like I said it only lasted a month or two then came back. We repeated the same process as before without success this time. There's nothing new in the tank that could have brought it back.


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This thread jinxed me! My tank is just about as old as yours and I am seeing diatoms as well AGAIN! Only on one side of the tank, and only on the sand. Weird how this happens. I've added another bag of chemi pure elite, hopefully it will help both of our cases.


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The chemi pure elite didn't do anything for our tank. Let me know if it works on yours


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