I remember at one time reading that you would not want to run a diatom
filter all the time on a fish tank because it would remove friendly bugs
water column. I am wondering if this would apply to a planted tank with a
low fish load?
What would the likely effects be of running a diatom 24hours a day in a
tank other than keeping the water crystal clear?
The reason I ask is because my local water supply contains about .4ppm of
It seems that this has significantly contributed to a wonderful green tinge
in my water.
I have asked acouple of the more frequent writers on this list and it
appears that I am doing
a lot of things right. Other than sourcing different water change water
what are my other options?
My tank is a 130g heavily planted tank. 2-175w MH lights provide the sun.
I use PMDD and have gotten my NO3 to about 3-5ppm, Fe-.2ppm. The tank is
CO2 injected to a Ph of 6.8, KH-5, GH-9.
PO4's run at about .1-.2ppm. The quartz gravel contains 2 boxes of the
The plants are growing very well since I started using the PMDD about 2
months ago; However,
the unicellular algea is a real plague. I have noticed almost no other
algea types in my tank.
Just a few 'simple' questions,