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Old 10-25-2003, 02:41 PM   #1
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whats this brown stuff?

Yeah thats right, on my rock and spreading accross sand.
I put the live rock in 1wk ago today with a couple of fish and inverts.

Also some kind of white slime?

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Old 10-25-2003, 03:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have Diatoms.... Snails and red and blue leg hermits love it...
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Old 10-25-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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sorry for the s word I should have used poo. Having twins, i am always up to my elbows in it and it definitely matches the color in my tank.
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Diatoms

Also do water changes with Ro/di water.. This help mine alot.

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what are your tank paramieters? What was in tank before LR and fish?
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Old 10-27-2003, 10:19 AM   #6
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Crush two tbs minced mint leaves (no stems) with the juice of two limes, two tbs of sugar and a shot of light rum. Marinade eight cleaned jumbo shrimp for two hours in fridge or overnight (overnight is best). Skewer and salt shrimp. Broil or grill over medium high heat until shrimp become opaque (apx. two and a half min per side). Serve with black beans cooked with garlic, green onions, bacon and topped with a slice of lime.
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Old 10-27-2003, 02:31 PM   #7
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BTW what I believe they were asking for is salinity, nitrite, nitrate, ammonia, po4, CA, Ect.. Basically the results of your testing...

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Old 10-27-2003, 08:46 PM   #8
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OOOOH
um i will check and get back to you on the nitrite and amonia

But in the meen time my nitrates were around 10(ppm?) two days ago.

Salinity is 1.024
ph is right on as is alk

ca well i dont have a test for that but there are no coral in my tank as of yet and i have not had a bloom of calcareous alga yet. so i havent been to concerned with ca, especialy with the very good alk.

this brown stuff ( baby poo in color[an orangey yellowy brown]) is starting to cover every thing. I did notice that some hermit crabs were going to town in a section that quickly be came devoid of any trace but was "grown" over in 48hrs after the crabs left.

Are they diatoms?

My biggest concern is SHOULD I BE CONCERNED.
and if so what do i do?

I was thinking of getting more hermit crabs?
I only 5 or 6 as of yet
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Like Timbo2 stated it probably Just Diatoms.. Nothing to be too concerned about.. He also stated that Red And Blue legged hermits eats them..

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thanks james!

fyi my nitrites are spiking really high were as my ammonia is non existant.

seems like everythings really kicking in?

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