Originally Posted by ivan_dalmatia
And you took it out of a freshwater and trying to make it saltwater?
I bought the "freshwater" rock from a saltwater fish store lol it came with live rock growth already on it so your wrong about that, but I already discovered the reason why I'm getting hair algae is because the light was being left on to long. We didn't get a timer yet so we were leaving it on 10-12 hours a day rather than 6-8..
Yes it is a new tank 6-7 weeks old.
Our clean up crew consists of:
12 carribean blue legged hermit crabs
6 nassarius snails
2 gobys (1 orange spotted/1 yellow head)
It's a 55 gallon aquarium and I plan on putting corals in it as soon as I fix this green haired algae problem.
Let me know if you can help me fix it.
I'm new to this. Though I have years of experience with fish working in pet stores etc. this is personally my first time working on a reef tank.
A few questions for you about live rock etc.....
1.) how do you clean the algae off of live rock? 2.) what do you advise cleaning a live rock with? 3.) what if the live rock has corals on it?
4.) how often do you usually clean live rock?
5.) what types of organisms are best for cleaning liverock in a reef tank??
If you guys can give me personal advice or send me any how to videos that you think would greatly help me out with any or all of these questions I would really appreciate it.