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post #1 of 3 Old 01-18-2011, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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NOW, My tank looks like this....

So i left on this last trip and two days after i left my wife tells me the tank looks "brown". Well, after just under two weeks i just got home and am able to post a pic.....Is this diatom?

I know most of you are going to ask if i used RO/DI, the answer is no but my unit should be here today or tomorrow and i plan on doing a big water change and a few smaller changes throughout the next week or so..Does this sound right? Also my parameters are this:

Ammonia- 0
nitrate-around 5-10 (hoping water change will get this down)

The tank has been up and running for 2 months and it seems (i hope) that this is my initial bloom.

Also, going to get a calcium/phoshpate test kit tomorrow!

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 3 Old 01-18-2011, 06:35 PM
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Yes that is a diatom. At this time if you have not already I suggest getting a small CUC.


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post #3 of 3 Old 01-18-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Pretzel!! Getting one tomorrow too! Probably some mexican turbos and the other good kind )
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