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Old 12-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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29gl new build tank.

Have had my tank with three live rocks in there for a few days now. All going well desperate to have some thing alive in there!!! Any ideas!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:59 AM   #2
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Have you read about cycling yet? Before you add anything alive, you need to make sure that the aquarium is cycled.


Here is a link about cycling.

The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling

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Definitely going to have to wait for the cycle. If I've learned anything in the past few months in this hobby, it's patience...
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My live rocks had red alge on which I was told was good? But a day later they are quickly being covered in green alge it's quite fluffy. Should i do any thing tank has been running for just over a day.
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Do you have any pictures of the algae? If so, they can help us identify the kind of algae you are talking about. Basically there are two kinds of algae. The good kind is called macroalgae, which can absorb things that you don't want in your aquarium like nitrates. On the other hand, there is annoying types of algae called microalgae. Microalgae is normally invasive and needs to be kept in check. Microalgae can occur due to poor water conditions, overfeeding etc.
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Just attached a couple of pictures. Not got any thing else apart from live rock in there currently. Thank you.
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My live rocks had red alge on which I was told was good? But a day later they are quickly being covered in green alge it's quite fluffy. Should i do any thing tank has been running for just over a day.
There are good types of red algae and there are bad types. An example of a bad type of algae would be Cyanobacteria, which looks like red slime.

The fluffy algae that you are talking about could be hair algae, which is a nuisance.

At this point, I am not sure that I would do anything since the tank was just setup.

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Ok thank you will keep an eye on it. This is my first marine tank just desperate to get some thing alive in there!!
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Looks like in some weird way, you do have...something...alive in there. . Welcome to the wonderful world of extreme patience and, at times, utter frustration! The tank looks great! Your well on your way!
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