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Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by newb93 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 9:38 pm

Hey guys. im only about 5 weeks into saltwater, so im still learning.... my 75g. tank has brown hairs ALL over the sand and live rock!!!!! is this part of the cycle ???? or does my tank have a problem? confused

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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by Grimreefer on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 10:16 pm

First of all welcome. Part of the cycle. I would give it 2 or 3 more weeks before I added anything. Is it a reef or a fish only?

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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by DonnieP on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 10:50 pm

Welcome aboard! I agree with Tony, its probably Diatoms, though Diatoms are not usually hairy, just brown like a rust on the sand. Can you upload a picture?
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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by newb93 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:04 pm

its a reef but i have only 2 corrals in it and 2 small fish .. i recently learned that i shouldnt put anything else in it because its new and hasnt finished cycling.. ill go take some pictures.

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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by matt_longview on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:20 pm

Those are the diatoms I was telling you about. Usual for this age tank. Next you will usually get green hair algae. Prepare to buy a clean up crew soon. Most people suggest 1 snail per gallon. I would at least go for 1/2 that minimum! Check out www.reefcleaners.org in a few weeks when the green algae starts growing. :-)
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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by ritter678 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:32 pm

Could be dinoflagellates. Does it look like brown snot?
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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by J.Davis on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:41 pm

Hey Trev.. I see your Teacher was right.. computers are essential! Are you able to upload some pics?
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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by newb93 on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:47 pm

lol so much for the monks.............
yes it does look like brown snot <--- never thought i'de say that!

i tried to upload pictures but somethings wrong with my email. i hafto make a new one, which im in the process of . I'll enter as reefboy, just so you know its me...... and im very sorry for the confusion!!! I hate computers Evil or Very Mad

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Re: Nasty, brown hairy sand!!!!

Post by J.Davis on Tue 23 Aug 2011, 11:53 pm

Hmmm.. Maybe Jose' will be able to help? Did you loose your email password?
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