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How do my corals look? And diatoms help!!???

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How do my hammer and Duncan look? Also. My tank has been up for 3 weeks and I have changed the water soooo much. I have also siphon the sand a bit. Any ideas? Do I need to let it play out? Also almost completely goes away at night. Comes back. And I have not fed very much. 

 

Water chAnged yesterday and tested nitrates before at 5-10 and all at 11

 

this morning nitrates are same and all is at 10

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LongBeachReefer

Corals look good. Diatoms are normal at this stage. Try deducing the lights a little. 

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Mmotux
11 hours ago, LongBeachReefer said:

Corals look good. Diatoms are normal at this stage. Try deducing the lights a little. 

Thanks! Will do!

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Clown79

Diatoms are a normal part of new tanks. They exhaust when their food is exhausted(silicates)

Adding a cuc can help and in no time the diatoms will be gone

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Mmotux
12 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Diatoms are a normal part of new tanks. They exhaust when their food is exhausted(silicates)

Adding a cuc can help and in no time the diatoms will be gone

Well I’m running regular lighting schedule. They get worse during the day. So far no stringy snot like. But there are tiny bubbles. Ideas? Water changes? Just leave it till Friday when I normally do water change?

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WV Reefer
5 minutes ago, Mmotux said:

Well I’m running regular lighting schedule. They get worse during the day. So far no stringy snot like. But there are tiny bubbles. Ideas? Water changes? Just leave it till Friday when I normally do water change?

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It is normal. Just relax and let it happen. 😊 keep up your water changes like you normally would. 

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Clown79
12 hours ago, Mmotux said:

Well I’m running regular lighting schedule. They get worse during the day. So far no stringy snot like. But there are tiny bubbles. Ideas? Water changes? Just leave it till Friday when I normally do water change?

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That's normal.

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Mmotux
9 hours ago, Clown79 said:

That's normal.

Thanks a lot I appreciate it. 

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Clown79

Vacuuming the sand will help, or will also get rid of the bubbles forming in the sand bed.

 

Do you have a cuc?

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Mmotux
11 hours ago, Clown79 said:

Vacuuming the sand will help, or will also get rid of the bubbles forming in the sand bed.

 

Do you have a cuc?

3 snails in 5 gal. Reg only go on glass n Rock. What else. Do I need. 

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Firefish15
1 hour ago, Mmotux said:

3 snails in 5 gal. Reg only go on glass n Rock. What else. Do I need. 

What kind of snails? 

Cerith snails are a good option for the sandbed.

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Mmotux
On 4/18/2019 at 11:21 PM, Firefish15 said:

What kind of snails? 

Cerith snails are a good option for the sandbed.

Taken today. Brown seems to be decreasing everyday! Also some green on rocks. Not much. Corals are super plump. 

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jfalkartist

I'm going through the exact same thing with a new tank I set up three weeks ago.  It's a normal part of the cycling process but not one that I enjoy looking at.

 

I was reading up a bit on it earlier today...figured I'd share the link with you:  http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687378

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