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Mar 16 2007 heres the problem with silica based sands:it will take a few months for it to get sufficiently colonize by bacteria it will cause major brown diatoms because of the silica it will take more planing on your part to get the systems bioload up to its full capacityits a fine substrate it just doesnt have what aragonite does.
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May 28 2012 having a tank with silica present can cause diatom problems that remain present until all of the silica is used up a common silica source is certain types of substrate such as playground sand or other substrate that does not come from the ocean tap water or even low quality salt mixes
Apr 18 2012 silica is higher in new tanks with new sand new plastic from equipment and the glass of the tank itself however if you are using rodi with a low tds silica concentrations should dissipate fairly quickly and the diatoms will fade away some foods contain silicates but not in concentrations to sustain a diatom bloom ime
Dec 18 2006 if it has silica in it it will produce a ton of diatoms diatoms do not use silica diatoms require silicates silica is silicon dioxide the primary ingredient in glass if silica caused diatoms then glass tanks would be a very bad idea the stuff that is calcium (carbonate) based is perfectly fine this is a good statement
Silica sand is a mineral resource it is mined mostly for glass-making another major use of sand is a concrete production but that does not need sand to be as pure some beautiful beaches are made of silica sand beach of siesta key in florida is especially famous for its white sand not all white sands are made of silica though
Silica sand also known as quartz sand white sand or industrial sand is made up of two main elements: silica and oxygen specifically silica sand is made up of silicon dioxide (sio2) the most common form of sio2 is quartz a chemically inert and relatively hard mineral
Silica sand is quartz that over time through the work of water and wind has been broken down into tiny granules commercial silica sand is widely used as a proppant by companies involved in oil and natural gas recovery in conventional and unconventional resource plays the resource is also used in industrial processing to make everyday items such as glass construction materials personal
Silica sand is a more commonly heard description of sand than is washed sand thats because silica sand is one of the most abundant sands in the world whereas sand that is washed or washed sand refers to a level to which sand is processed
Where does silica come from ask community silica comes from sand and quartz it also comes from the cell walls of diatoms where does shoepeg corn grow; what country did bruno mars come from? more detailed
Apr 10 2010 aragonite is better but i ran silica sand for a year without any side effects silicates from silica is like saying when i squeeze this orange lemon just will come out your glass tank is made of 95% silica! the trick to silica sand is checking the msds from the manufacture to see the composition