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Old 04-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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Start of Brown Algae

Brown algae is just starting to form after 5 weeks. And I mean barely. A little sand discoloration that is barely noticeable and some strands on the dry rock that I have. Ammonia, Nitrates and Nitrites are all reading 0. What should be my next step? CUC? Water changes? Diamond goby?
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Tank size? And what are you planning on adding in this tank?


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Old 04-13-2016, 05:03 PM   #3
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Start of Brown Algae

75g with 20g sump I have 2 baby clowns about 1" each. 80lbs live rock and 50lbs dry rock. Want to add some soft corals eventually. Was doing research on diamond gobies. Possible a tang and a royal gramma. Open to suggestions and critiques
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What kind of corals are you looking into? And pics of the tank?


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What kind of corals are you looking into? And pics of the tank?


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Some mushrooms and maybe some zoas, Xenia, and maybe some polyps but I'm not set on them yet. Click image for larger version

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I'd add corals in before fish. And as you start adding corals, your gonna need to start dosing your tank


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I wasn't sure how soon to ad coral because I've heard that you want it to be established. How many would I be able to add at once. And what should I you dose with
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Like a frag or two at a time


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Okay so I'll definitely begin adding a few frags. So the tank doesn't have to be fully mature to add corals?
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As long as you Keep up with your weekly water changes


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