Good afternoon! New guy here with two questions, but first a brief description of my setup.
I have a 40 gallon tank with 45 lbs of live rock and have been cycling for about 10 days. Amonia spiked and went back to zero, and my nitrites are on the rise.
I just started my tank on Saturday the 5th. A chart of my cycling process can be viewed here . . .
I am pleased with how things are going, but I have just started getting a LARGE quantity of hair algae. It started out dark green, and now it is brown. Is this a problem? Will it eventually go away? The hair algae can be seen here . . . (large file for clarity)
This only part of it - I have it in several sections of the tank.
Second question - Is there a rule of thumb to follow for the first livestock to place in the tank? Should it be snails/crabs/shrimps only? Can I stick an anomene (sp?) in there with the snails/crabs/shrimps? How many of each should I buy for a 40 gallon tank with 45 lbs of LR
and TONS of brown algae?
Thanks so much for any help y'all can offer.