New Algae New Tank :(

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  1. PON Tang

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    This is one of the live rocks I received with algae already and also see the algae now formed on the gravel

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  3. the fish

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    yea get some emerald crabs to sort that out. otherwize some phosgaurd should also work
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    that is prob from nutrients locked in the rock.
    the gravel looks like diatoms, dose stability or special blend to get filtration up
     
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    Your tank is still cycling you will get algae.
     
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    I agree with MistaOranje.:slayer:
     
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    I also agree... just be patient and give it a bit of time!
     
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    how long do you think it will take for the phosgaurd to start working
     
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    special bend + Redsea NO3:pO4-X + air stone in sump for two weeks.
    worked like a bomb for me
     
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    The guys mention that the Tank is still cycling..are they correct...? I see a Fish swimming around in you'r Tank...surely it is then past "cycling stage"..!
     
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    You can expect different algae cycles in any tank within the first year,typically diatoms is your first..perfectly normal...don't stress..I would avoid any rock with hair algae as this could spread if your nutrients favor this.
     
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    How long till it starts to work
     
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    remeber there no quick fixes in this hobby that have a good ending, rather take your time and sort the issue out properly and be patient
     
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    @tyronvs phosguard will work within 2 or 3 days. it is very quick
     
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  16. PON Tang

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    Hi all Algae is mostly gone I added a clean up crew, 4 turbo snails, 3 hermit crabs, 2 cleaner shrimps and a Emerald crab who ate my baddy star fish :(

    But all good now thanks all my tank is starting to look good :)
     
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