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Old 12-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Hello again

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My cycling tank is starting to go brown. I think this is right isn't it. How long does this last. Also I have tiny white things about 1 to 2 mm swimming about. What are these.

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How long has it been running/cycling? And what kind of water did you use?
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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The brown is probably diatoms and the little white things swimming about are probably pods. Can't be sure without more info from you. Pics help too
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It's been cycling 17 days now and I used home mixed treated tap water
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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Sorry and the white things are to small to get on camera
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What's your water params? Also I meant pics of the brown stuff
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #7
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Params on 15-12 were ph 8.4 ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 0-5 kh 5 calcium 500 and I'll have to get a pic tomorrow
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Also I wanted to introduce a couple of critters on Christmas Eve
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:49 PM   #9
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Looks ok to me. How did you cycle the tank? What size is the tank? What are you using for filtration?
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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I've cycled the tank using 27 kg of live rock 7kg of live sand a protien skimmer and a power head. It's 190l so about 50 g
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