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Old 10-01-2004, 05:33 PM   #1
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Brown algae

I just started an aquarium. It has been running for two weeks now and is starting to show brown algae on the live sand and live rock. Is this normal. i was told that this was a good sign that the tank was beginning to cycle. Is this true. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2004, 05:36 PM   #2
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Yup. Normal. It should burn itself off in a week or so.

What are your ammonia/nitrate/nitrite levels?
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Thanks! My ammonia is .50, nitrate is 10, and nitrite is 0. My Ph has been fluctuating between 7.8 and 8.3.
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Ya, it will go away on it's own. You almost done with the cycle it sounds like!
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