Diatoms continue - 10 months on
I've been on here in November 2019 on this subject and I'm now back as little has changed.
200 litre been set up 10 months now.
Used a fully cycled filter from my bigger tank.
Had Diatoms from day one.
I use Phosnet & Phosguard and the Silicate test kit shows zero Silicate in the tank water.
It's very high at the tap. So this means the Phosnet is working.
However I still have a large amount of Diatoms on most surfaces. I wipe it off out of the tank as much as possible, but on the glass and back wall some must get passed around before I have chance to wash the sponge out of the tank.
Is this ever going to go away ? as I'm really starting to lose heart with this tank.
Currently doing 50 litre ( 25 % ) water changes twice weekly.
I've been getting some green algae. I was told the green algae would out compete the Diatoms and would make it disappear? This hasn't happened. There's still TEN times as much Diatoms as green algae.
All parameters are fine.
Thanks in advance. Someone save me from going mental !!!