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    90G Tank update!

    Hello All,

    The 90G and all the fish(7) are doing fine. Its been 5 days since I set it up. I kept 1/2 the water.

    Today I changed out 8G. I noticed I have some algae growing on my base rock and live rock that are close to the lights. The algae looks a light brown in color.

    I tested the Ammonia last night an it was still .4ppm

    I will keep changing oUT 8g EVERY 4-5 days I think.....

    Thoughts on the light brown algae?

    Thanks

    Kennyv

    here is a pic.....

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    Diatoms.... one of the many 'cycles' you'll go through..

    it's completely normal.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Thankyou....So just keep going with the water changes untill my LR starts to do its thing?


    Kennyv

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    One more pic. Look what came with of the live rocks I bought.....What is it?

    Thanks again....


    Kennyv

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    get some joe's juice..

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    KILL IT!!!

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    Kenny,
    That last one is an Aiptasia anenome. They spread voraciously over rock.

    In the absence of "Joe's Juice", make a thick mix of kalkwasser and RO water, boil it in the microwave, and use that thick paste to cover that guy. (turn off all circulation in your tank before doing so). That should kill it. You'll have a white blob on your rock for a few days. Nothing to worry about. However do kill it before it spreads all over your tank.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    I kill aptaisia by putting a small amount of white vinegar in a syringe and squirting it right on the aptaisia. The acid burns the little sucker right up. Just use small amount however, because too much vinegar can change the Ph of your water.

    A natural way is to have peppermint shrimp or a Copperband Butterfly in the tank.

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    Very true perc...

    I never had much luck with peppermint shrimp however... Once I got a Copperband though, he eradicated the hundreds that I had in a matter of weeks.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    Yeah, peppermint shrimp are usually better in groups of at least three, but thet do tend to just vanish. A Copperband is also my choice.

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