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Old 02-12-2007, 01:24 PM   #1
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ahhhh my lr turned allllll brown.......

i got my halides setup on friday the 9th.....
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moonlights 930pm-1130am....

i use RO/DI water...everything is at 0 phosphate is very little about .5
temp at constant 77...
help...
i still dont have corals in there but i really wanna put some already...but idk if i can with all this brown algae? can i?
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might just be the diatom stage. if it is it will clear up on its own. not sure about the corals. i had my tank all set up for about a year with corals already in it and installed MH's and had a diatom bloom for about 1-2 weeks. nothing else was really affected.
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Usually when installing MH`s you will have a diatom bloom. They should go away. Just keep practicing good water husbandry.
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