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I also am experiencing a diatom outbreak. I have zero plants, and am a little overstocked (40% WC weekly to keep nitrates below 30ppm). I have seachem matrix, matrix carbon, and purigen in my filter. I have ordered a phosphate test kit and seachem phosguard media...curious what others have done to battle diatoms..curious if anyone has thoughts on if the carbon is leaching phosphates (same carbon for about 2.5 months) ...been reading up on seachem renew as an alternative to carbon...thoughts?