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  1. zgg01

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    is this coralline Algae ?

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    Thank u in advance :peroni:
     
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    Doubt it will be coraline in such a young tank.
    Most likely the beginning of diatoms. Part of the cycle process.

    How old is the setup?
     
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    its a week old.
    but got the rock and water from established tanks
     
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    It will still go through the cycle irrespective (albeit a smaller one if it comes from very mature tanks). So you will see diatoms on the rock and cyano on the substrate.

    Sit tight monitor the water parameters and don't add any livestock as yet.
     
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    then its diatoms. All just part of the normal cycle process. It will go away on its own after a week or 2.
     
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    Or get some snails!? That will help too
     
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    Can i add snails during the cycling proses ??
     
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    i wouldent advise adding snails to sort out a diatom bloom, they will probably not survive the cycle period, also their radulas are not equipped for all types of algaes, and the snails can very well land up starving in a tank that has a seemingly abundant sorce of food
     

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