HI there this is Gary from the Uk, recently set up 50 Gallon marine tank, but getting inpatient. Also Unshore why I am getting Brown colouring all over my ocean rock and live rock? Read its probably Diatom Algae? but unsure when and if this will go. I beleive th etank is still cycling? as Nitrate levell are high, Nitrites are high but amonia is very low or if not 0.
I have done a pratial water change, and added sme chemicals to lower nitrate. But as thisis all new, not sure how long it will take.
After about 2-3 days the Tank looked very cleana nd clear, water is still clear but it just looks like rust as apeared everywher in the last few days.
I ahve added asmall uv
, Protein skimmer is working ok, but cicking quite a bit of fam out at the top, not sure if this is normall?
Sorry about all the question, and sounding very unsure!! I guess we have all started here, appreciate any help and advice. Thank you in advance. Gary