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Old 11-10-2013, 06:15 PM   #11
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Brown stuff is diatoms. Very common at the end of a cycle. It feeds off of the silicates in the sand and dies off after. Usually lasts a few weeks.
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Brown stuff is diatoms. Very common at the end of a cycle. It feeds off of the silicates in the sand and dies off after. Usually lasts a few weeks.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:08 PM   #13
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I'm assuming it's normal that the brown stuff gets darker?? I have photos posted on my profile of my tank... Also do diatoms get on the glass??
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Yes and yes. Mine began as a light smattering of dust looking cover. It is now very dark, covers my sand, rocks and now creeping on the glass. I am going to get some snails tonight .... time to introduce a good portion of my CuC
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Yes and yes. Mine began as a light smattering of dust looking cover. It is now very dark, covers my sand, rocks and now creeping on the glass. I am going to get some snails tonight .... time to introduce a good portion of my CuC
do the diatoms go away on their own??
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