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Old 10-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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So my aquarium has been sitting with cured live rock and sand for about a week. It was a pretty purple color and is now growing brown algae. Is this bad? You can see it starting on the sand as well. I'm buying a skimmer here soon I know that helps
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Old 10-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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So my aquarium has been sitting with cured live rock and sand for about a week. It was a pretty purple color and is now growing brown algae. Is this bad? You can see it starting on the sand as well. I'm buying a skimmer here soon I know that helps
Can you get a pic? If the tank is new, which yours is, it's probably diatoms which is normal and will go away. You could also test for phosphates to be sure those are in check.
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Need to get a phosphate test kit. Everything else for the water chemistry all tested great.
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Old 10-12-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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Need to get a phosphate test kit. Everything else for the water chemistry all tested great.
Can you run it off with your fingers?
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Yes. It comes off.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:34 PM   #6
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It's probably just diatoms like I stated before. I don't see any reason to be alarmed. It will probably get worse before getting better. Perfectly normal.
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