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Aaaaand, the diatoms are starting!

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Oldfishwife

Yuck, yuck, yuck! I know it’s all part of new tank syndrome, but tank has been so pretty and clean these past few weeks. Now little brown spots are showing up. Oh well. What is the accepted treatment now or is it just wait it out?

 

I am running carbon, but that’s it. Ammonia/nitrite =0, nitrate 5, phosphate 0, calcium 400, kH 8-9, ph 8, salinity 1.026, temp 80. I’ve been running my lights, Kessil A80 over 10 gal Nuvo for about 10 hours a day and corals are liking them full blast. 

 

TIA

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6 minutes ago, Oldfishwife said:

Yuck, yuck, yuck! I know it’s all part of new tank syndrome, but tank has been so pretty and clean these past few weeks. Now little brown spots are showing up. Oh well. What is the accepted treatment now or is it just wait it out?

 

I am running carbon, but that’s it. Ammonia/nitrite =0, nitrate 5, phosphate 0, calcium 400, kH 8-9, ph 8, salinity 1.026, temp 80. I’ve been running my lights, Kessil A80 over 10 gal Nuvo for about 10 hours a day and corals are liking them full blast. 

 

TIA

 

It’s normal. Let it happen. 😊 

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mcarroll

Yup.....it's what comes naturally.  In the case of diatoms, 99.9% of the time they go naturally too.

 

I wouldn't do anything, but simply out of curiosity have you tested for nitrates or phosphates lately?

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Clown79

Diatoms go away on there own, a cuc can help 

 

Overly sterile tanks are not good and come with bigger problems.

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Oldfishwife

I added to my cuc today; a couple of trochus snails. So I have 2 blue legs, 2 astreas and now trochus. 

 

I also added my first fish today. I was going to go with a yellow clown goby, but my granddaughter spotted a yellow watchman and they also had a pistol shrimp, so voila. I only have a 1” sandbed and was a bit concerned, but the shrimp and then the goby discovered the conch shell. That is now home. It took them about an hour to find the shell and each other. They sit there in the mouth of the conch and glare at me! 😂😂😂 goby is George and shrimp is Gilbert. 

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