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Old 04-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Should i be worried?

There seems to be some brown on my rock and some on the sand but just a few patches.

The tank just finished cycling a week ago and added 2 clowns 2 days ago
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #2
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Unfotunately, it's going to get worse. It's diatom algae, and it happens to almost every new tank, but it will go away after a while.... sometimes can take up to a few months. Diatoms feed on silicates in the new system, and will eventually go away once the food supply has run out.
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So I haven't done anything wrong. That's good to know. I basically have to just let it run its course?
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Are you using RODI water for making your saltwater?
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Yes get it from lfs. Never tested it tho.
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Good, just wanted to make sure you weren't using tap water. Just give the diatom some time..... it's likely to get ugly, but they will go away.
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I can assume it won't harm the fish. Should I also wait before adding anything else till it clears up?
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no it won't just let your clean up crew take care of it and keep it to a minimum
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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Don't have a cuc yet. Girlfriend wanted fish so we got fish.

I guess I look at reef cleaners and pick out a crew.
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good time to invest in a turkey baster I use mine all the time to blow crap out of corals and to blow off rock / sand bed
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