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Old 11-25-2015, 09:59 PM   #1
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Anyone know what this stuff is??

Tank is a 65 gallon with 30 gallon sump/fuge has been running for 6 weeks.This stuff is starting to appear. Diatoms have allready passed. Maybe cyno algea? Im not sure all water parimeters are great.

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I can't see the photos well but it looks like cyano. Is there anything on the sand bed similar? My second thought was that it looks a bit like coraline but phone app makes it difficult to see!


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Looks like Diatoms. You just change lighting?
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No same lighting. It might be left over diatoms but i just wanted to be sure

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What's your flow like if possible get a powerhead pointing at them
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high. About 2400gph and that part has the most flow because its the highest point in the tank

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Old 11-27-2015, 11:17 AM   #7
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at 6 weeks in diatoms (gold/brown dusty looking stuff) are to be expected and not really a cause for major concern. They will die out on their own as they utilize the free silica in the water. It's often more of a pain in the butt to try and control them rather then just letting it run it's course.
Also flow has little impact on diatoms, but UV sterilization does help a bit.


It does look like the starting of some cyano on the top of rocks, the pink/reddish patches.
Is their livestock in the tank currently?
What/how much are you feeding?


getting cyano 6 weeks into a new setup isn't good, it indicates that there are too many nutrients in the water column, and you shouldn't have that issue so early unless a lot of organic matter/food has been put into the tank.


Is this a tank that was moved/reset-up or something? I notice spots of coralline on the walls. If you used materials from another setup, was the rock/sand clean?
Just trying to understand why you have cyano starting so soon.


Overall though, relax, you've got at least another 6 months to go before everything really settles down and achieves a good equilibrium.
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Tomato clown and a few blue green chromis. I feed once a day. The tank was an older system that i rebuilt. I run gfo and grow macroalgea in the sump. Im gonna guess the nutrients are from the older rock and sand. I probably didnt clean it good enough.

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All water parimeters are good. Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
Ph 8.2
Phosphate 0.03
Calcium 420ppm
Dkh 8.5
Magnesium 1400ppm
Temp 79° F
Lights on 7 hours a day

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Tomato clown and a few blue green chromis. I feed once a day. The tank was an older system that i rebuilt. I run gfo and grow macroalgea in the sump. Im gonna guess the nutrients are from the older rock and sand. I probably didnt clean it good enough.

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that would explain a lot.
patience is key here I'm thinking as you already know what's going on.

if you can't get a handle on it you may want to consider new clean substrate before it goes much further.
The rock is fine by now, it's the sand that can hide a lot of stuff.
If you cleaned/rinsed it until the water was clear, it should have been ok.
The only other concern with using old sand is if it's ph buffering capabilities have been exhausted.
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