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new2reef22



Join date : 2013-03-30
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PostSubject: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:58 pm

Im 1 month in and I am noticing alot of pink and some brown on my rocks. Is this good or bad
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:11 am

It's normal. No worries. Smile The pink sounds like coralline algae, which is considered good. The brown is probably diatoms. The diatoms should go away as the tank matures.

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new2reef22



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:14 am

Awesome. Thank you very much for the response. One morr question. I did a 50% water change cause my nitrates were through the roof and I hooked up my protein skimmer. Checked my nitrates this morning and still through the roof. What else can I do.
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:22 am

get some macroalage to take care of those nitrates those things live off it so it will go away if you get some
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:18 pm

new2reef22 wrote:
Awesome. Thank you very much for the response. One morr question. I did a 50% water change cause my nitrates were through the roof and I hooked up my protein skimmer. Checked my nitrates this morning and still through the roof. What else can I do.

More water changes, a refugium (macroalgae), or perhaps bioballs.

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:21 am

or put the macroalgae in the tank if you dont have a refugium
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:08 pm

If you are noticing brown on your rocks and that your nitrates are high your tank is probably finishing up its cycle. That'd be my guess since you are one month in. Just keep monitoring it, and doing normal water changes of around 15% weekly and it should be fine and then ready for fish and coral!

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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:17 pm

i agree those are just diatoms those are completely normal for a tank thats finishing it s cycle give it a couple of days buy some snails and you will be good to go
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:23 pm

I'm def interested in seeing how this is going ? Any pics or showcases Smile
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: 1 Month in To My New Tank   Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:06 pm

yeah man pics help us to determine whats up
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