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Old 11/10/2017, 10:21 AM   #2835
Michael Hoaster
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I've been having a diatom bloom for the last several days. I think it was caused by my silicate dosing, and possibly the brighter light. I did a partial water change and added charcoal and GFO to my canister filter. Diatoms are easy to clean but not easy to export, which I need to do. Last night I figured out an export solution. Towards the end of the day, a lot of it pearls then rises to the surface. I noticed a lot was collecting up there, so I took a net to it and voila! Diatoms exported! I also added some phytoplankton for the filter feeders, in hopes that they will suck up more silicates.

As many naturalists and environmentalists have suggested, we should set aside our arrogance,
our desire to conquer and control everything, and walk hand in hand with Mother Nature. -Walter Adey

Current Tank Info: 180g Seagrass Sandbar Lagoon, START DATE November 28, 2018
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