Brown algae ?

Chris145G

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Hi
I am complete beginner to the hobby . Just started my cycle 5 days ago with shrimp.
My setup is as fallow :
40kg of cured pukani rock
50kg of Caribsea Arag-Alive fiji Pink

I have been doing Ammonia, phosphate , nitrite and nitrate test everyday from the day 2 when i started doing the test the result are as fallow without change.
My ammonia is at 0.5
Phosphate 0.3
Nitrite at 0.25
Nitrate at 25
On my 3th day I started to notice a brown algae growing on my rock. Is this normal I have tried to search for any answer and i think it could be diatoms but isn't it too soon for it ?
 
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Just a quick question .
Can i put left over pulani rubbles(1inch or smaller pices) into my tank where the flow is high or in sump into the refugium section. Thanks
 

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Welcome to Reef2reef. New tank uglies it will go away.

Ruble can be put anyware. Ive got a few pieces in the corner of the tank and some in hob filters.
 
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Thanks for help.
At the moment i am using the red sea pro coral salt and i have read a lot that it isnt very begginer friendy but no one is giving advice to what replace it with. Any advice appreciate. Thanks
 

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Just about any. Io, reef crystals,coral life use what you like. Just finished a bucket of coral life and opened a bucket of reef crystals. I use what ever I find on sale .
 

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Thanks for help.
At the moment i am using the red sea pro coral salt and i have read a lot that it isnt very begginer friendy but no one is giving advice to what replace it with. Any advice appreciate. Thanks
Welcome to Reef 2 Reef!!

The PRO mix has high cal, alk and mag.

It is made for the Red Sea / fast SPS growth program.

Red Sea makes great salts they are very consistent from batch to batch.

I'd stay with Red Sea, but switch to the regular "Blue Bucket" mix.
 

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