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Old 11-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #41
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #42
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pH is really high and spiked out of the blue. Making water as we speak for tomorrow.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #43
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it looks purple to me, that is the correct color. Might be a tad too purple but it should be ok.
I wouldnt stress the diatoms, they will pass it happens to everyone.
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it looks purple to me, that is the correct color. Might be a tad too purple but it should be ok. I wouldnt stress the diatoms, they will pass it happens to everyone.
Thanks for the quick response Carey! Yea I'm just stressing a lil too much because of the spike but everything else looked ok I thought. I guess it gets worse before it gets better?
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Yeah, it will get worse most likely. lol Not much to be done about it though, just a phase usually. Just be sure to keep your lights off while cycling, that can contribute to algae before you even get your first critter in the tank. lol

If I remember correctly, at least in my tanks, it burns itself out in a few weeks, sometimes quicker but be prepared to be looking at it for a while.

Some people cant wait and add clean up crew, me, I wouldnt recommend it, specially if you are still in a cycle, dont wanna kill the poor things.
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Yeah, it will get worse most likely. lol Not much to be done about it though, just a phase usually. Just be sure to keep your lights off while cycling, that can contribute to algae before you even get your first critter in the tank. lol If I remember correctly, at least in my tanks, it burns itself out in a few weeks, sometimes quicker but be prepared to be looking at it for a while. Some people cant wait and add clean up crew, me, I wouldnt recommend it, specially if you are still in a cycle, dont wanna kill the poor things.
The tank finished cycling a month ago. I have a CUC and two clowns in here
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OOOHhh. sorry, I lose track of so many tanks.

How long have you had the diatoms?
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OOOHhh. sorry, I lose track of so many tanks. How long have you had the diatoms?
Um about a week now I guess. It has gotten this bad the past two days. Phew I was about to have a heart attack
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Should I wait to add anything else until the diatoms disappear?
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Should I wait to add anything else until the diatoms disappear?
IMO you can add stuff, diatoms don't really hurt anything. When I moved to a bigger tank I had a bloom and my tank is stocked with coral. It didn't harm any of them.
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IMO you can add stuff, diatoms don't really hurt anything. When I moved to a bigger tank I had a bloom and my tank is stocked with coral. It didn't harm any of them.
Sweet! Thanks Bribo. I have been eyeing an Aussie hammer for awhile
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Sweet! Thanks Bribo. I have been eyeing an Aussie hammer for awhile
No problem! Just keep your parameters in check and the hammer should do fine.
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No problem! Just keep your parameters in check and the hammer should do fine.
Ordered my hammer last night! Should arrive tomorrow morning.
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Ordered my hammer last night! Should arrive tomorrow morning.
awesome, my lrs is fragging up a huge hammer today so ill be getting one tomorrow or friday as well.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #55
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awesome, my lrs is fragging up a huge hammer today so ill be getting one tomorrow or friday as well.
Nice! What color?
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Lost an emerald crab today. The other one is doing fine along with all the other tank mates. Parameters are fine. Not sure what happened. Maybe fought the other one?
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Nice! What color?
metallic greens!
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Awesome! I got the green and purple
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Awesome! I got the green and purple
Sweet, I wantes the gold tippped, we might be talking about the same one.
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Sweet, I wantes the gold tippped, we might be talking about the same one.
That's are some gold tipped but these are like a metallic but with purple. Looks like this


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