No diatoms yet

Aveek B

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2019
Messages
139
Reaction score
96
Location
Dallas
Hi all,

My tank has cycle completed end of week 4. This is week 6 and i see no diatoms yet. Is that an issue?

Parameters-
Ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrate-30
Salinity-1.026
Temp-80 F
PO4- not traceable
No live stock yet.

Cycled with ghost feeding/ ammonium chloride and dr. Tims bac. Dry rock, live sand.

The tank does not get daylight.
Light on for 2 weeks - blue 12hrs white-4hrs
 
Shop Online with Zoanthids.com!

lapin

5000 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
6,952
Reaction score
14,098
Location
Austin
Nope not a worry. The light should start fueling some film algae growth soon. If not, it will come with your first coral.
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
OP
Aveek B

Aveek B

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 30, 2019
Messages
139
Reaction score
96
Location
Dallas
I wouldn't be worried about it either. Just stock the tank slowly to let the bacteria catch up to your bio load.

I did get that on week 6



 

How's your tank currently looking?

  • Never better

    Votes: 79 14.5%
  • Pretty good

    Votes: 237 43.4%
  • Just OK

    Votes: 124 22.7%
  • Not great

    Votes: 57 10.4%
  • Prett Bad

    Votes: 22 4.0%
  • Yuck

    Votes: 14 2.6%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 13 2.4%

Online statistics

Members online
2,309
Guests online
6,567
Total visitors
8,876
Premium Algae Scrubbers from Turbo's Aquatics!
Top