Have 75gal drilled tank with the following parameters:
wet dry filter with bio balls
nautilus TE skimmer
30lbs of live sand
20lbs of live rock
15lbs of base rock
The tank has been up 3 weeks and had a bit of ammonia and dropped after the first week now it is cruising back up again.
My tank has a bloom of some sort of algae? It is a goldish brown color and is all over everything: sand, base rock, ornamental do dads, glass, overflow box.... and is getting worse by the second!
Is this just a bloom and will go away with the cycle or is it a bad indicator of things to come! The darn Aiptasia stuff seems to be growing great to... 8O