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    Question Brown algae during cycling?

    Hi all..

    My tank is cycling with uncured live rock.. and i have about .35 ammonia and the rock is being covered with brown powder algae.

    was wondering if thats normal?

    oh yeah and its been 1 week!!

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    very normal. Diatoms.

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    Maybe alittle more water movement will help but it's nothing to get too concerned about. One of the many stages all tanks go through.

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    Very shortly your brown algae will be covered with green algae. Then you'll forget all about the brown stuff

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    lol.. sorry bout post i crashed my machine...

    ok so algae starts grownig on uncured live rock while cycling..

    noted!!

    also i have a really small tree like thingy growing out of a piece of live rock.. its redish, with 2 branches, one on each side of trunk..

    really small..

    > <--- about that small on rock lol..

    thanks..

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    its just a small piece of macro algae, such as red algae ...they are good for your tank I think.....

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    hehe cool.. this Vanauta (sp) rock i got from IJO rules lol..

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    Just let what ever you see onyour rock during cycling stay there....it'll all change...that's the fun in this hobby...
    The only thing two reef keepers will agree on, is what the third reef keeper is doing wrong!

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