Originally Posted by Mashpotatoes74402
The diatoms are getting kinda crazy there are bubbles coming off the areas covered in the brown diatom algea. I've experienced diatoms on my FW
tanks before. So I'm assuming that's what this is Also can I cycle and keep rock from the ocean in there? I live right next to a beach and have easy access to tons of dead rock
First, do not use anything found on the beach. No telling what contaminates are on it.
Second, are you using an ammonia source to cycle? Are you testing your water parameters?
The mushroom should be fine. They are fairly hardy.
As said put all your rock in now.
Glad to see you are taking it slow.