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Old 09-19-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
 
Do I have an issue

I set up my tank Saturday and today I noticed a couple of the rocks that were fairly white are turning brown. I have been out of town for a couple of days and when I got home I noticed this. Is this normal? Should I be worried?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
 
No worries. Its the bacteria and algae growing on the rock.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #3
 
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yep and if you have a decent light you should see some caroline alge growing.but the next step that your tank is gonna have is its gonna start to turn brown.all the walls and anything thats in the tank is gonna turn brown ish red.thiss is fine.then the last step is gonna be all the brown alge is gonna turn green.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #4
 
Now it is green. green Algae growing all over the live rock. Do I need to do something about this or just let it go? Do I vaccume the Algae growing in the live sand? What do I need to do?
Also I noticed I have several Bristle worms (5-8) is it ok to have that many in there? If not how do you get rid of them? I really dont care for them! I also have a few of what I think are spagetti worms. Are they ok?

On a good not I have about 7 or 8 feather dusters ( a couple of different kinds), a couple of mushrooms, a small starfish, and what I think is a snapping shrimp.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:15 PM   #5
 
You can vacuum out the algae best you can if you'd like. This will be an ongoing thing during your cycle though. The Bristle Worms and Spaghetti Worms are also ok. They will diminish over time, depending on the nutrients in the tank. They would be considered part of your CUC. (Clean Up Crew)
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
 
So the Green wil go away? also one of the five fish died and i removed it from the tank.Yesterday I only saw 2 I think the other 2 may have died but I dont see them. D i need to start moving rocks to find/remove them?
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
 
Now you know why we don't tell people to put fish in right away. The Cycling process of the tank usually kills them. No, you do not need to find them, you probably won't be able to, the bristleworms probably did their job already. The now dead fish, will create the ammonia needed to keep the tank in the cycle process, and will probably eleveate it, so that you will be more than ready to add fish in 6 weeks. The algae will not go away by itself, the Brown Algae will, those are Diatoms. You will need to add a clean up crew to take care of the green algae, this will consist of varies snails and possibly hermits. But these yoiu can't add until the cycle is finished also, or these to stand a chance of dying.
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