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Old 01-22-2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Brown Algae

I just started a 12 gallon Nano Cube. I put my live rock in last week after putting the substrate in two days earlier. I purchased my LR from a LFS and it is full of Life. Two small star fish that are all white and some sort of coral.( I am going to try to get pictures up soon.) The tank has been cycling for five days. There is a orange/brown algae spreading into the substrate as well as several pieces of live rock. What can this be is it to soon to add a CUC?
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Yes I would wait a bit before adding a cuc. The thing is if you add a cuc they won't get rid of the brown algae. Brown algae is just a diatom bloom that is very common with new salt tanks. It will burn itself out in a few weeks or so and then you will get a green algae bloom towards the end. Then you will get your coraline "hopefully" after that. I am still fairly new at salt but this is my understanding so far and I have started a tank in similar size also. Check out my thread to see the algae I have only a few weeks in and you can compare it to yours...
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #3
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The brown algea won't hurt it is a sign that your tank is cycling. It will dies off on its own as things stabilize.
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