NEED HELP WITH MY 55g tank

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  1. sprite1823

    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    ok is it safe to say adding a more live rock in my tank would cause more diatoms to bloom
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Diatoms are generally from sand. Although, that could cause more diatoms. I wouldn't worry about them too much. They will start going away. Did you use reef sand? The building sand is silica sand and that's what diatoms use.
     
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    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    yea i used bio sand from petco i need to but more in my tanks though can i but some clean up crew in my tank yet
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    Adding live rock shouldn't make much difference on diatoms. If you are going to add more rock, be sure it's fully cured or cycle it yourself in a bucket.
     
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    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    i mean i bought one nice size from petco the other day that was sitting in there water with other fish and rocks and i noticed that the diatoms bloomed more after a day when i put it in my tank. At first it looked like they where going away.
     
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    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    There is no telling what came in on their rock. Most marine rock is not silica based bit anything could be attached to it.
     
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    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    Ok I just got my new led light's 75 w with the moon light option makes my tank nice and bright but since I had this light only for a day I seen like 3 worms here's a pic
     

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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Looks like a bristle worm.
     
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    sprite1823 Astrea Snail

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    Now is that bad
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    just a small part of your clean up crew
     
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