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Thread: Diatoms!!! -_-

  1. Default Diatoms!!! -_-

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    So before I left for Boston, I cleaned the tanks and make sure everything was set for the fish so nothing bad would happen while I was away. Somehow my ten gallon has gotten diatoms. Just did a large water change and hopefully they will clear up shortly. The fifteen gallon looks good, just low on water which I figured because my parents don't bother topping off the tanks. Thirty gallon was looking a little green so I need to see what is going on there. I think algae is back to growing on the plastic in front of the lights. Hopefully I can get this all fixed by the time my crazy aunt and uncle arrive because I know I'll never hear the end of it with the tank looking so dirty.

    Any quick suggestions? I figure I'll test the water quick to make sure nothing is too high and then after that, should I just keep doing water changes?

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    It sounds like your parent were taking care of your tanks while you were gone. Could they have over-fed the tanks while you were gone ?

    If yes, maybe a light gravel cleaning with your waterchanges would help
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    I have no suggestions either, outside of what Cliff suggested...

    Good luck! I hope it goes away!

    Or maybe I should hope your crazy aunt and uncle cancel instead?
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    They took care of the fish while I was away. I tried to tell them what to do, but it failed miserably and I got called a fish abuser so I just ended the conversation.

    They could have overfed, they seem to think I don't take care of the fish properly.

    I will do some more vacuuming and cleaning tomorrow. Tonight, it's baseball time. GO PHILLIES!!! :)

    Yea, I'm not looking forward to family visiting.

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