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  1. Nush

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    Hi guys
    We are cycling our first marine tank and would like to know what this is. It it growing from our live rock
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  3. NJH

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    Aptasia. Bad to have. They multiply and will take over your tank. Take the rock out and kill it with boiling water.
     
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    Nush

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    Does this mean anything for the tanks cycling process
     
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    Spawn of Satan. Aka Aiptasia
     
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    No, not at all.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    @Nush, how is the new tank coming along? Cycle finished?
     
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    Nush

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    Cycle is coming along well. Have a lot of hair algea growing now. Getting quite annoying. @viper357
     
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    Hang in Nush, patience is the name of this game
     
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    How about some pics of your tank?
     
  11. Gary Bourn

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    Bring some water from the tank to us, we can do a few tests for you.
     
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    they are little buggers what i do is try throw that piece of rock away or chisel a piece off dont scratch them off because they shoot babies, or if they on the glass siphon them of with the help of a blade.
     
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    Nush

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    Ill also upload a pic of whole tank

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    Nush

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    Pic of whole tank.

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    Those big tufts you can pull up and take out, they'll have some sand attached to them but just chuck them in the bin. It will eventually disappear. :)
     
  16. Gary Bourn

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    Tank looks pretty clean except for those few tufts of algae. Keep you nitrate and phosphate in check and like viper said it should disappear.
     
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    I would also suggest adding some more live rock if posable.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys. Will definately look into getting some more rock
     

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