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Old 12-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Need an identification

What is this brown stuff it is everywhere.
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Diatoms. They are normal for a new system just getting started. What kind of water did you use to start the tank? Tap, well, RO/DI, etc?
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diatoms / cayno

normal for a young tank
water movement will help a lot
more frequent water changes
lighten up on feeding
it will go away in time
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Well I do feed them a lot and are they bad.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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What is this brown stuff it is everywhere.
Diatoms it feeds on silicates once the silicates are gone itll go away some tanks get them about 3-5 weeks into cycle
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