So I set up my 20g a couple months ago and about a week ago I had this abundance of diatoms. Well, just like you guys said they took care of themselves and have since disapeared mostly. I went away on a trip this weekend and when I got home last night OMG the tank has changed.. The colours of the rocks have all intensified. (The reds and purples mostly). Everything looks SOOO much more vibrant.
About 2 months ago when I started this tank I got live rock from the Dr's site and cycled my tank with it. I had a really hefty amonia spike of like 8ppm and so I had to do a couple water changes during the cycle to get them down in fear of killing everything on the LR
. After the cycle was finished I added a few fish and some snails and a couple hermit crabs and an emerald crab.
Well, 2 of the 3 fish mysteriously turned up dead and I never did find out why. Someone mentioned I might have a preditor in the tank. I didnt see how I would considering i had that huge amonia spike. SO i just decided not to add anything new to the tank for a while..
Last night when I got home I walked in the door and instantly went to check on my fish! After looking over all the new colors in the tank I noticed a small little tiny star fish. It was climbing up the power cord on my PH. He wasnt moving at all but when I checked on the tank this morning he had moved down the cord about 5 inches. I noticed he is missing one of his "legs". He has 4 legs and 2 stubby's that look like there used to be a leg there maybe...
Soooo... I guess something DID survive the amonia spike. I wonder what else is in my tank that I dodnt know about.. I mean a friggn star fish??? whooaaa!!!!