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Old 10-10-2012, 12:22 AM   #1
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Brown stuff on my rocks

Could someone tell me what this thing on my rocks pls? Doesn't look like diatoms to me and I don't know what it is. My water parameters are

Ammonia-0
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Look here http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.ph...d=54&Itemid=81
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:37 AM   #3
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http://www.reefcleaners.org/index.ph...d=54&Itemid=81
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:01 AM   #4
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Ok I weent to that site and still can't classify it
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I opened the photo on my PC and it does look like diatoms. It is not uncommon for new tanks and new lr to grow diatoms after curing I would get Trochus or Astraea to clean it up start with a few if its not gone or growing more add a few more
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:44 AM   #6
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Only reason why I thought I wasn't diatoms because my tank has been running for 74 days now and the brown stuff are just found on the rocks
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It can happen it established tanks too. Does your sand get moved a lot? Weird how it's not on the glass or sand...highly doubt this, but a wild guess would be the encrusting diatoms?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #8
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Don't think so.. Still working on stocking I have 3 fishes and 1 hermit and 1 turbo. Any advice what cuc to get that's reef safe? Also I'm planning on getting a watchman goby next week.
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More cleaners and good flow will get rid of that I have 15 hermits 4 turbos 10 nasarius and 10 astraea and 5 cirth ... I know I hacked their spelling lol
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Mines a 75g
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