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Old 09-16-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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The brown stuff has arrived and pics of my lonely fish

Well it seems like it happened overnight but my crushed coral has a coating of brown stuff all over it. So far the tank still has just nemo & mr. crabs. Will mr. crabs eat these diatoms? Is it normal for the diatoms to just appear all over the substrate so quickly. I was expecting them since the tank is new but all the sudden it's brown everywhere!

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Old 09-16-2005, 06:33 PM   #2
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Oh and in the picture it looks like nemo has a flourescent green stripe on his tail. He doens't have that in person, it's just a product of my magnificant photography skills. He refuses to hold still and this is the only picture that wasn't too blurry.
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Old 09-16-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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Yes it normal to have diatom just pop up.. Hopefully it will pass quickly.
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Mine popped up overnight as well.
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Well I did a water change and cleaned the front and side glass panes. Then I went to the store and bought two turbo snails this weekend. I can't believe how quickly they cleaned everything! Now my live rock is looking beautiful again vs colored in brown stuff. Yipee!! I also bought a blue starfish and a feather duster. I will post pics later.
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