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Old 11-15-2006, 09:11 AM   #11
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It`s just diatoms and it will go away before you know it. Doing PWC`s before your cycle is done will slow the process down, Blazey. Just let it run it`s course.
really? ok
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Yup, diatoms, sounds like both of your tanks are almost ready!
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #13
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what about light pink/red algae on the sand only? i have noticed a little of that recently, in nickle size spots here and there.
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WELCOME TO AA Mazilla!

Can you get a pic of the pink/red stuff?
How old is your tank?
That sounds like cyano.
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thanks for the welcome, i've been lurking in the shadows for a few days now. here and every other site i could find with info on fowlr tanks. i originally planned to do a reef tank, but since i've heard nothing but bad news about my filter setup(fluval 405) and reef tanks, i have since changed my mind. besides i like fish anyways, i've had freshwater tanks for the last ten years or so and i finally decided to take the plunge(no pun intended).


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i dont think i can get a pic of the pink/red stuff, it's very very light and my camera is crapola.the tank is about 3 weeks old, i started with about 50lbs of live rock, and about the same with live sand(except the one bag of white sand i had that i mixed in). is cyano bad? i'll google it shortly if i dont hear from you first hand. thanks for your help.
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I have a fluvial, what was said that is bad about it? Cyano is bad and will take over your tank, seemingly overnight. Check out the thread mel sent, that should help.
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Since this has to o with my situation also I thought it would be best to post here. I just recently got a brown algae bloom everywhere and thought it's about time to do a PWC, so today I just got a 15 gallon batch of SW ready for the PWC in 2 days. Now reading this, I misjudged the timing and want to know if the SW I made can sit for a week or so without any harm, waiting for my cycle to finish.

I have between .1&.3 ammonia, forgot nitrite, almost right on 0 and between 10 and 20 nitrates. I'm assuming this is in ppm the tests don't really say if they are. It's a Hagen brand(probably says in small font somewhere).

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Can I keep the new batch of SW sitting around for a bit with an airstone and heater?
I'm excited and scared to add any fish or inverts!!! nervousness
Well I do have a bunch of featehr dusters keeping me company for now and a HUGE red worm
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Just keep it going with a powerhead and heater and it'll be just fine.

Don't be scared. When the cycle is finished, add slowly!
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thanks devilish! I guess it's no different then starting a new tank.

I'm quite experienced with freshwater aquariums, but this SW thing seems to be a new can of worms. Definitely more interesting in my book!

Sorry for hijacking your thread blazeyreef. Happy reefing!
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