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  1. Default Algae diatoms or what?


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    I have this stuff growing all over my tank what is it?
    I have been researching on here cant decide what it is.
    Trying a few pics maybe someone can help me?
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    It's a little hard to see, but from what I can make out, it looks like diatoms

    Do they wipe off easy
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    They scrape off pretty hard with a razor blade.
    Scrapes off in a thin film.

  4. #4

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    Diatoms usally wipe off real easy

    Any chance you could post a better pic ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    doesn't really look like any pictures in link
    here are a couple more
    don't no if they are any better or will help
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  7. #7

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    It's a combination of diatoms and green dot algae. Scrape all diatoms and green dot algae off with an algae scraper sponge for 2 or 3 weeks, once per week, until your tank has achieved a nutrient balance. It's part of the seasoning of a new tank. Both diatoms and green algae will diminish when the tank has achieved nutrient balance.

    Do 50% water changes twice per week until diatoms and algae diminish.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    I have had the red junk for years.
    The green dot algae is new since upgrading lighting

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