Aquasoil Powder increases Diatoms?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by Superman, 30 Oct 2009.

  1. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Sorry if this is obvious but...

    Why would someone say that in my nano (11w over 14 litres) has "low light" and combine that with aquasoil powder, and that it...

    :?:
     
  2. Jack middleton

    Jack middleton Member

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    Re: Low Lght + Aquasoil Powder = Diatoms?

    I know aqua soil releases ammonia for the first few weeks and when disturbed it also releases ammonia.

    Ammonia and light will more than likely cause brown algae (diatoms)
     
  3. samc

    samc Member

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    Re: Low Lght + Aquasoil Powder = Diatoms?

    high light causes diatoms does it not?

    i cant see that amazonia wouldbe a cause of diatoms. it happens in most tanks and especially nanos regardless of amazonia IME
     
  4. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Re: Low Lght + Aquasoil Powder = Diatoms?

    They've responded saying that it wasn't low light, their mistake but...

    Does that mean it releases more silicates over time due to the increased surface area?
     

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