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Old 11-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #11
 
edit: in response to the silicate tests: Maybe i should just take a tap sample to LFS and see if they will test silicates for me. I will call them tomorrow and see if they will do so.

If the co2 timing doesn't make a difference, basically RO would be the way to go, bc there would be none of those impurities leading to the diatoms?

if so, does anyone have a link to what REALLY needs to happen when running RO. LFS says "just add micro nutrients with excel comprehensive" everyone online just says "dont do it it will lead to more problems". Im trying to learn an neither case really has any evidence for me to sort though.

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Old 11-28-2013, 06:57 AM   #12
 
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Going with straight RO can be expensive over time and a lot work to do water changes with.
You can see if the LFS can test your water for silicates before buying a test kit that you would probably only use once.

Another thing you can try is using a silicate remover in you tank such as this API Phos-Zorb: Phosphate & Silicate Removal Media for Fresh & Saltwater Aquariums There are other brands as well and I have heard they are effect and work. I can't honestly say as I have never ran into this problem. I can say tho it might be cheaper/easier in the long run then RO as then you have to buy minerals for the RO to add hardness back for the fish and plants.
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:51 AM   #13
 
this week will be the real test. In the last few days i added a separate timer for the Co2 and also added duckweed to reduce direct light on the substrate. Let you know how it goes.

Boredomb, thanks for the help. After this next week of test i will go from there, that product sounds familiar though, i believe its at the LFS.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:44 AM   #14
 
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Just another data point (and to Jaysee about sand "dust"). I get diatoms in my bare-bottom tanks.
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