Setup a tank about 3 weeks ago, have a couple damsels, a 6 line, 2 scarlet reef crabs, 10 nass snails, 4 turbos, and a chocolate star fish.
Seems no matter what i do i cant get rid of the diatoms on the sand bed, i went to my lfs
and the guy there said im leaving my lights on for to long (9 hours) and suggested 4-6 hours instead. Does this sound right? And no moon lights at night.
110 lbs live rock
70 lbs live sand
Reef octopus 125 skimmer
2 1050 gal
4 54 watt t5ho
Temp is stable at 78.6
Also used prime and quick start from day one and with water changes.