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Old 11-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Live rock question

For all intensive purposes my tank is about a month old, actually about 6 months old but to keep this short lets just say I had to recycle the tank so it's basically only a month old now. I have been doing water changes with pre filtered ro water however the last few times I've testes the ro water it had a tds level of 20 ppm so no perfect. Shortly after finishing the cycle I had a diatom outbreak and brown algae covered every rock in the tank. I bought a cuc that entailed 10 hermit crabs and 2 coraline snails. They did ok but weren't getting the job done fast enough so I went back and bought 2 huge Mexican turbo snails. They have single handedly removed every ounce of algae form the rocks. My question is In their wake they have left all my rocks looking completely white. The only other time I have seen my rocks white is when I had to do a in tank hypo treatment. Are they or could they be consuming the bb on the rocks or am I just getting worried for no reason. This is a 36 gallon tank with 40 lbs of LR and my water parameters are perfect except for phosphates which are at about .36 ppm
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The bacteria is in the sand, crevices in the rock, the water...basically all over the place. They aren't getting that. It's probably white because they have eaten all the algae off.
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The bacteria is in the sand, crevices in the rock, the water...basically all over the place. They aren't getting that. It's probably white because they have eaten all the algae off.
Thank you for the answer
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And to the high school English teacher, thank you for the grammar correction. What would I do without people like you
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continue to sound uneducated?
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Last I checked this was a forum for aquarium hobbyist to help one another not a place to puff ones chest over grammar. I obviously got my point across, I don't need know it alls like yourself to correct me in non aquarium related stuff. You clearly have nothing better to do if you spend your time scanning posts looking for grammar to correct. Really!
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #9
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Amen Mcmcoker. I don't think you have anything to worry about. Sounds to me like the CuC you put in there are doing well The BB in your tank will continue to thrive I am sure!
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Hoo cairs as long as yuu can reed it My turbo's leave my rock white also.
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