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Old 10-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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sand turning brown

i dont have live sand, i thing its called agonite sand (or something like that) anyway, i am cycling and see brown patches, is this good or bad?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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please answer, i am begging, should i do a pwc, nothing or something else"
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:32 PM   #3
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I'm no expert but I believe those are diatoms? Master reefers correct me if I'm wrong.
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is that good or bad?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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If there diatoms, there normal and will go away after cycling.
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do diatoms say anythhing about where the tank is in they cycle?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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Honestly all I know is that there a type of algae and they happen when the cycle... You should google diatoms and make sure thats what you have!
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Diatoms are a somewhat normal occurance when a tank is just setup. They form because of high silicates in the water. Are you using RO/DI water?
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i bought premixed from petco
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It's completely normal and cycling should take 1 month
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