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Old 06-21-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Refugiums and pods

I have a 30 gallon tank with a large CPR Aquafuge hob Refugium. I primarily got this to increase the water flow and grow pods in it so that one day I might be able to keep mandarins.
I have a 2" sand bed, chateo algae and some live rock in the Refugium. after 2-3 months now I have hair algae growing in it I also have what looks like some weird brown dust ( def not cyano bacteria). How do I clear this. Is it ok to keep snails? Do I do some water changes in the Refugium.
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Your brown dust is probably diatoms
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that's what I thought too. It however looks more like gravy on a plate of mashed potatoes. I'll try posting some pics. Also, I have no diatoms in my main tank. The water is crystal clear. All parameters are perfect.
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Yes would like to see pics
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remember you want all this to grow in the sump/fuge so it keeps your dt clear!!
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