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Old 06-02-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Rock looks rusty

My rock is beginning to look rusty, is that algae I guess?
It is not live rock. I restarted the tank one month ago
20 gallon with flourescent hood just for jawfish only. What
do I need to do about this brown stuff?
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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More then likely it's diatoms( it's part of the cycle that your tank will go through) and you can blow it off the rock with a turkey baster or just let it be and it should go away in time.
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You are right, I googled it and there it was. My first experience with diatoms. I used live
Carribsea sand from LFS for jawfish tank and I guess that is what fueled the fire. Live sand and rusty rock. Lovely.
I am waiting for a skimmer to be built, maybe that will help some and I'll blow it off with baster. Thanx for the
Good info! Is it ok to add some inverts yet. I already have two jawfish and they seem fine, eating and digging
And hiding. Fascinating creatures.
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