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Old 07-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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Cycling- algea

Today my 70l salt water tank has finally cycled. That's good. But there is still some brown algea, not much as I clened as much as possible out. But also there green hair algea.

My question is, will buying snails get rid of it?

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Yes and no. Algae is a sign of the nutrients in the water column that came from the cycle. So, do a water change to bring the nitrates down to 0. Pull out the hair algae while doing the water change.
For the brown algae, is it like dust in the sandbed? If so that is diatoms and they will die out when the silicates in the system are all used up. Nothing eats that stuff.
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So me saying my tank is cycled- the readings of the test kit all say 0. Which I was informed by the pet shop is cycled.. It has been cycling for two weeks with water changes.
Basicly its still in cycle mode, and not to buy any animals yet?

The green algea is hard to pull out, as it gets everywhere. But I will try it

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I would assume it would be. How were you providing ammonia to the tank? You should have nitrate readings.
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A tank that just finished cycling will not read 0ppm nitrates.....
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