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  1. General Reef Discussion
    All, Can anyone give me any more advice on getting rid of these diatoms. I am not sure how they started (i have an idea). I went on vacation for a few days and my wife fed the fish. When i got home the tank was still fine then i went on another trip a few days later ( i did water change prior...
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    I've looked through a few threads on these sponges and due to the recent "bloom" of them in my tank, it raised some questions for me. I also seem to have a number of safe small carpet sponges that have come back to life, the the white/clear pineapples turning up at random I have read their...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Does anyone know if silica sand will do damage to a marine tank. As in Silicate's causing a diatom bloom? I came across this white silica sand and after reading the package realized its probably not reef safe. Although the packaging is deceiving.
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    Hi all. I am just getting back into the hobby after a move to the west coast. I'm setting up an 18 gallon nano tank and will probably put the usual soft corals in there, inverts, a fish or two.... In the past, I have always bought my sand at the LFS, but this time I decided to go cheap and...
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