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Old 03-21-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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brown stuff all over my tank

Hey I got all of this brown stuff all over my rock and and bed and I was wondering what it was, how much longer of seeing it and what does it do. Thanks
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #2
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sounds like a diatom bloom. Is the tank a few months old? It can last a few days or a few months. It is almost part of a cycle stage. make sure your water parameters are within the proper ranges.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Ya everything is in all of he parameters and the salinity is 1.022 and ph is 8.3 and nitrites 0 ammonia is 0 and nitrites is 5ppm
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
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DIATOMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Theyre a natural part of the tanks cycle. Its from silicates in the water. Once they "eat" all of the silicates, theyll go away.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:12 AM   #5
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Oh ok and how long do u think this will last for and I keep moving the sand around is that ok or no
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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Here is a good read..

Water quality information - What are silicates and why are they in ...




www.freedrinkingwater.com/water.../j-18-08-what-are-silicates-that-a...
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:40 PM   #7
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Ya I don't have enough money to by and ro system
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #8
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They'll go away after a while.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:44 PM   #9
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If your not using an ro di water yqou will have greater algae problems down the road.
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