What to run on the TL-550 LED tank

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  1. hansiemyburgh

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    I started my TL-550 LED last week Monday. I have added 5kg sand and 3.5kg of unseeded rock and 1kg of seeded rock. There is a lime light green algae on the unseeded rock, glass and sand. I have done searches and it looks normal in a new system. Will upload some pics of it tonight.

    Now my question is do I run the protein skimmer and the UV or do I leave them off until the tank is cycled. They have been off for this week.

    I know the standard protein skimmer is not the best I plan to upgrade to the Tunze.
     
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    can run the skimmer, although it will not pull out a lot. the UV is not really needed at this moment.
     
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    i would run them both, it wont hurt...
     
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    Cool switched them both on. UV and Skimmer
     
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    This is what it looks like after one week.

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    This is what it looks like after one week.
     
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    that is normal
    part of the cycle
     
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    Cool thanks Riaan....

    How long will this last?
     
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    a week, then the diatoms, another week or 2
     
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    Thanks Riaan.
     
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