Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-23-2005, 06:28 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 747
sounds like cyano

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/bluegralgae.htm
__________________

__________________
saltcreep1025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2005, 06:48 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: California
Posts: 158
most likely this brown coloration you are seeing is Algae. It will infact dry a green color if pulled out of the tank. Is it collecting on the power heads, rockwork, filtration intake/exhaust tubes, basically everything in the tank ? It should eventually break down. to much light will increase the growth of algae. with your ammonia and nitrites at 0 you should be looking into "real" fish to put in the tank. I was scared of this same thing but when i talked to my LFS they said it was normal for a starting tank. As long as it isnt red in color.

at this point id say vacuum up some of the gunk on the substrate but dont mix it up to bad as it may be detrimental to your biofilter. just get the stuff off the surface and the rest should break down over time.
__________________

__________________
^_^
SirLight1337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.