Some Help - Problem?

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  1. marvin007

    marvin007

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    Hi there
    Could somebody can help, I have a new tank that has been running for just over two weeks. I have a sudden outbreak of a brown algea on the rocks and the substrate.

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    And the next problem is on the photo below, is this the start of long hair green algae?

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    What is the solution to these problem, and what is the cause?

    Thanks
    Steven
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  3. Shaun

    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    That is normal part of the cycle, don't worry
     
  4. marvin007

    marvin007 Thread Starter

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    thanks photo's there..
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yip part of the cycle, fear not it should pass
     
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    herkie R.I.P.

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    Im also fairly new and also asked the same question during April. What the old hands say is true. Dont worry.
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    What can i say that hasn't been said, you bound to pick up algae during the cycling period and for a while after until the algae consumes all the nutrient released during the die off and cycling period. Totally normal.
     
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    Ditto.

    Marvin- Do you have a "clean-up crew" yet? Any herbivores?
     
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    just to add its called diatoms, single celled organism, loves silicate's , i am going through the same with my new setup
     
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    If it's diatoms, there are plenty of snails that eat that stuff.
     
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    nothing to stress about dude.its all part of the cycle
     
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    Marvin any updates ?

    It's important to check and maintain your CA and ALK levels during cycling. A slightly elevated alk level - 9 - 10 DKH will help to fight off nuisance alage by giving the coraline a decent platform to out compete the nuisance alage ;)
     
  13. marvin007

    marvin007 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I've currently only got a 1 red legged hermit, had 2 one got chowed by the roug crab that came with one of the live rock...1 boxing shrimp, 1 cleaning shrimp, and 3 damsels, and 1 shrimp. Then there is a sea slug that was also on one of the rocks.

    Will hopeful get some more cleaning crew this weekend...

    Steven
     
  14. marvin007

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    Thanks, I had a bit of a phosphate problem, which I seem to have under control, would you suggest taking the DKH up currenlty about 8.3.

    Steven
     
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