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Old 10-19-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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something is happening in my new tank :(

1. the most visible thing i see is that there is brown "algae" that looks kinda hairy and is growing in patches on the sand. oh and its play sand. what can i do to stop that ugly stuff?

2. there are worm like creatures (not flat worms) that are covering some live rock. they are small and white. most do not move and seem to be covering pieces of dead matter that died off while cycling. some tiny worms move. should i be worried about this?
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Describe where you are in the process. Cycled yet? How long ago didja finish if so? What critters are in there? What are you water readings? How long are you lighting too?

On #1 - New tanks experience diatom growth in the very early stages. Look that up and see if it looks familiar.
On #2 - again, where are you in the cycle? If finished, a clean up crew is needed and most likely a decent water change and sucking some of that loose dead matter off the rocks and sand bed.

I like to medium brush to get a lot of loose already dead matter off of uncured rock when cycling with it. Often, there's still enuf dying matter left after scrubbing to cycle anyway. And it gets you off the more serious clean up - where it sounds like you might be now.
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The algea is coming from excessive nutrients in your tank. I`m trying to remember where you are on your tank. Are you cycling now? Have any fish? Tell us where you are on your tank. Your info says it`s in the works. Also get a pic if you can on the worms on post them on the ID forum and I`m sure they`ll figure out what they are.
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ok it looks like its 100% diatoms. I need to go get a cleaner crew.
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Can you still let us know about your tank and where it is
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its in my house...duh
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Think he means as far as the cycle. Can you test it for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrates?
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hahaha, i know i was trying to be funny i will test it after work.
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You forgot to put a smiley at the end!
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Yeah sorry, I really woulda laughed my butt off except there was no smiley face.
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