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Old 03-03-2011, 11:28 PM   #1
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brown algae

So my bc29 has been cycling for about two weeks now. I'm noticed it started going brownish algae on the rocks and sand. Is this normal??
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Those are diatoms. A perfectly normal part of the cycle. They'll disappear as quickly as they arrived.
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Oh okay great to know. How much longer should I let it cycle. I hear so manny different time periods
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Until you have 0 ammonia, nitrate and nitrite. There's not really a time limit, it depends on your tank. Keep on adding that ammonia source!
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