View Full Version : What the heck!!!!

FoxFace Fish
09/29/2017, 09:15 AM
ok so in one of my reef tanks that I have had 9 months now had diatoms when it was Cycling (obviously) and they went away after I had it for 3 months or so but for the past week the stupid things are showing up again and it is sooooo flipping annoying what happened :headwallblue::headwallblue::headwallblue:

FYI I did buy this aquarium from someone already set up for 2 weeks before hand

09/29/2017, 09:30 AM
I bought a full setup that was up and running last November. No cycle after moving it and setting it back up, but at 6 months I had diatoms. Went away after about a month and came back a few weeks later. Then cleared up again pretty quick. Since the end of the last bloom, coralline algae started really taking off. Went from barely holding maybe even receding to covering everything. Just figured it wasn't a full blown startup cycle, but was some kind of cycle.

09/29/2017, 09:38 AM
Are you using RODI? If so I would check the TDS of your output.

FoxFace Fish
09/29/2017, 09:43 AM
yes I use RODI water

09/29/2017, 09:52 AM
You sure its diatoms?
Post pics..

There are dinos and even a type of cyano that can look similar (short brown hairs even)