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Old 02-09-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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can anyone check the photos and tell me if the red layer on the rocks and sand is a g

Hi, can anyone check the photos and tell me if the red layer on the rocks and sand is a good sign, or something is wrong? Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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It looks like cyano algae. It's not good.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
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Looks like a diatom bloom. Is this tank fairly new?
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Looks like a diatom bloom. Is this tank fairly new?
Yep this is a new tank and still no fish inside.
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That is part of the process after cycling a new tank. You can blow it off with a turkey baster or something and let the filter catch it. Eventually this will go away as long you are keeping your water parameters good.
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That is part of the process after cycling a new tank. You can blow it off with a turkey baster or something and let the filter catch it. Eventually this will go away as long you are keeping your water parameters good.
Sure, will keep an eye on the water parameters and thank you all for your help!
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:50 PM   #7
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HTH. Good luck to ya!
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