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Old 11-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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When do i add clean up crew

Ow in week two of cycle. Can I add clean up crew yet ? Thanks
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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I would wair till the end of cycling, invertabrates can be sensitive depending on what you get. Also what are you trying to clean up?
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:40 AM   #3
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+1 on waiting until after the cycle.
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Just a bit of algea. Not really a great deal of it. So best to leave it
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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Just a bit of algea. Not really a great deal of it. So best to leave it
Thats normal when your in the cycle. It should clear up after a couple more weeks
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Old 11-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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You shouldn't have any algae during your cycle, unless you're running your lights...... If you are, shut them off. If you're not, then you have a bright light source close to the tank that you need to mask off. There are so many excess nutrients in the tank during the cycle that if algae gets a foothold now it can quickly become a problem before you even get started.
Algae needs light to grow..... an ounce of prevention now will save a pound of problems later.
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Definitely wait until the cycle is complete. As stated before, there shouldn't be any algae unless your running lights. If so, leave them off during this process. My cycle just completed and I have no signs of algae. I did add two small hermits & a snail to help remove the shrimp remains to initiate the cycle. Hopefully that helps!
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There's not a lot it's more like a grassy sort on the live rock
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I was told by my lfs that my tank could get covered but will go after week or so
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I was told by my lfs that my tank could get covered but will go after week or so
And there's your problem.......
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