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Old 06-23-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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A question about cycling my tank?

My tank has been cycling for about 3 weeks now and im experiencing alot of diatom algae on the sand is this normal?

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I highly doubt a tank bred would be more docile then a wild caught. There just aggresive clown.
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 06-23-2004, 03:36 PM   #4
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Yeah..Diatoms in the first few months are very normal. Keep an eye on your levels and make sure you have plenty of circulation in the tank.

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Old 06-23-2004, 03:49 PM   #5
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it wouldn't be a cycle without the diatoms.
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