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knowbest 04-15-2009 05:33 AM

live rock brownish color
 
i have live rock that has turned brownish color.there are so many answers as to why.anyone have a true answer.

aunt kymmie 04-15-2009 10:45 AM

How long as the tank been set up??

knowbest 04-15-2009 02:23 PM

tank has been set up about 2 months with rock.fish only.all parameters are good.have 4 fish 2 angels,tang,clown.all get along.

conger 04-15-2009 02:34 PM

sounds like diatoms, most new tanks will go through a phase of diatom growth (the diatom bloom), it looks like brown, rusty/dusty stuff covering your rocks and sand.

How big is your tank?

knowbest 04-16-2009 03:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by conger (Post 188138)
sounds like diatoms, most new tanks will go through a phase of diatom growth (the diatom bloom), it looks like brown, rusty/dusty stuff covering your rocks and sand.

How big is your tank?

tank is 72 gal.bow.

Pasfur 04-16-2009 05:46 AM

You are moving along way to fast. As a general rule, you should not add many fish until AFTER your diatom bloom has come and gone AND you are beginning to see some coraline algae growth. A diatom bloom is a sign of an unstable aquarium environment, regardless of the "cycle" that so many newcomers put faith in.

You will need to keep a very close eye on ph, alkalinity, and calcium readings for the next week or 2. I would consider testing every 3rd day and adding supplements accordingly.

Wow. You really have 2 angelfish in an aquarium that has only been set up for 2 months????!!!! This doesn't allow time for a good population of copepods and amphipods to develop and the overall system to stabilize, much less time for proper quarantine.

knowbest 04-16-2009 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pasfur (Post 188388)
You are moving along way to fast. As a general rule, you should not add many fish until AFTER your diatom bloom has come and gone AND you are beginning to see some coraline algae growth. A diatom bloom is a sign of an unstable aquarium environment, regardless of the "cycle" that so many newcomers put faith in.

You will need to keep a very close eye on ph, alkalinity, and calcium readings for the next week or 2. I would consider testing every 3rd day and adding supplements accordingly.

Wow. You really have 2 angelfish in an aquarium that has only been set up for 2 months????!!!! This doesn't allow time for a good population of copepods and amphipods to develop and the overall system to stabilize, much less time for proper quarantine.

ok what are next steps to be taken.


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