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Old 01-15-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Live sand and live rocks covered in a brown film.

Can anyone help me with this.my sand,rocks and walls of tank are getting this brown stuff on it. It's been their for a couple of weeks and I don't know how to get rid of it. The tank has been running for 3 years now. All I got is live rock and fish.
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Welcome! I have moved your thread to Sw and Reef- Getting Started. This should help you to get more responses.

Can you give us some more information about your tank? Water test readings and a description of your maintenance schedule, equipment, etc. would be a good place to start. Are you using tap water or RO water? Have you changed salt mix lately?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #3
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A picture would be awesome.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #4
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Has anything changed or been added recently? It sounds like diatoms.
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:34 PM   #5
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Nothing has been added. I just had turbo snails die.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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It doesn't look like you have very much live rock in the tank, from your avatar. How many fish do you have in the tank, and how often and how much do you feed?
Is that a 75 gallon?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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I have 7 fish. 2 clown fish, blenny,hippo tang, blue tang, yellow tang, fire fish. I only got about 40 lbs of live rock right now. At 7.99$/lbs I only buy so much at a time. We have a 90 gallon tank.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:22 PM   #8
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I feed them once a day but I don't know how much I give them. I suck some food up with a turkey Baster.
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Yikes! Needs more rock. How far apart were those fish added? You should try to find someplace selling Base Rock. Way cheaper and it becomes Live Rock pretty quickly.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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It's not the fish then been in the tank for over 2 years
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