Maturing my First Reef tank ( Algae Growth)

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  1. GianniV

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    Hi , is it normal that after two weeks of maturing ,I'm starting to see hair like growth of algae on all live rock ,it must be about 1mm in length , my conern is that this is the start of an invasive hair algae .Should I worry or will it not get out of hand , if I introduve a yello tang for eg as one of my first fish occupants , will it eat the algae as part of its diet ?
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    the algae is just part of the cycling process. Your tank is only two weeks old so give it some time to mature..the algae should go away.
     
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    Indeed. In fact, I'd say that getting hair algae after only two weeks is a good sign! Usually people have uncontrollable cyano for the first couple of months before they start to see hair algae.
     
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    yeah thats what i got:p
     
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    Thanks for the feedback thus far , appreciated
     
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