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Old 07-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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Sump refuge

About a month ago I lit my refuge and added the micro algae now im having a diatom bloom. My question is will the diatom bloom hurt the algae if so how should i deal with it?
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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The bloom is where sump or DT if in sump leave it alone or put a small cuc in the sump. How old is the setup.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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The whole system is 6 months old. The DT has been lit for 5 months and the sump lit for a month. The bloom was starting to fade in the DT and now started in the sump
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Did you add cuc already you may need a stronger crew and the light is not for the sump just the refugium.
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Do not put anything in the refugium that eats algae. It defeats the whole purpose. Diatoms, cyano, hair algae...whatever, is fine in the sump.
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Do not put anything in the refugium that eats algae. It defeats the whole purpose. Diatoms, cyano, hair algae...whatever, is fine in the sump.
Cuc is for the DT not for the sump. Skimmer is for sump. Sorry for any mix up.
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I have a CUC in the DT and i only light the fuge.
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I try to keep it in the refugium
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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So the diatom wont smother the micro algae and kill it of?
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It shouldn't. Is it covering it now? What kind of flow do you have in there?
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