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Old 01-28-2009, 12:19 AM   #16
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With a new tank it will go thru a diatom alge fase.(brown dusting of algae) Thsi is normal. Just stir the sand up gently with your hand. The diatoms will go away after a few weeks once the bacteria level builds up.
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