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Old 09-12-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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14g BioCube - some weird stuff going on?

Well I think I know what some of it is but I'm posting anyways to make sure. I've recently found some weird stuff going on in my tank. It's day 7 of my cycle, and I believe the sand has diatoms (is turning brown), and there's some dead coraline on my LR. I suppose the white residue on the rock is dead coraline from what I read over at reefloung. There also seems to be some green residue on the rocks, is this algae? Should I leave it there, and should I invest in a clean up crew already?

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You sound like you got it diagnosed pretty well.I wouldn't add the cleanup crew until after the cycle is complete.
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Thanks! Should I look into taking care of any of these or will they take care of themselves?
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I wouldn't worry about anything yet. The diatoms will burn out on their own as your cycle progresses. The algae is a normal part of the cycle and new tanks, and your clean up crew can take care of it when your cycle is finished.

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Everything on schedule. DO NOT add anything till your cycle is complete.
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I know this is off topic, but do those bio cubes come with a heater in the set-up?
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Thanks melosu, just watching as it goes :P

CheeseHead, no they don't come with a heater, I had to get mine separately. But the heater fits pretty well into one of the dry-filter chambers so it's fine.
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Thanks melosu, just watching as it goes :P

CheeseHead, no they don't come with a heater, I had to get mine separately. But the heater fits pretty well into one of the dry-filter chambers so it's fine.
Oh Man! That's cool, which type did you use?
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Sorry for the delayed reply. As for the heater, I'm not sure which I went with, but I will check once I get home. I used the one my LFS salesman recommended, and my temperature has been stable at 79 F ever since I got the tank so no complaints here
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