New tank cycle

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  1. Ml.RIDWAN

    Ml.RIDWAN

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    Hi i need some help. I have started a new tank recently Firstthing few weeks seemed to be ok. Diatoms came in at week 3 and started getting bad to worse. In the last two days the water turned murky brown. Is this normal? As i have never experienced it in my previous tanks. Should i pack filter sponges to absorb it or let it run and wait it out? Not sure if it will depleted its nutrient source.
     
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    Is your skimmer running?
     
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    Skimmer is running
     
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    What filtration do you have, how is it set up?
     
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    I have a rather small sump like 2ft. Skimmer in the first compartment live rock in the next and return in the last.
     
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    Runming any carbon/purigen etc?
     
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    Also try the filter wool
     
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