Brown algae ?

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  1. Chris145G

    Chris145G Member

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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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    Welcome to R2R! Looks like diatoms to me.
     
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    Looks like a normal part of the beginning of a cycled tank, brown diatoms.
     
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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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    Ya you can put rubble anywhere, I would put it in the sump.
     
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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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    GoVols Cobb-Webb 1989 R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    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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