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Old 03-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Help! What Kind of Algae is this?

While my tank has been cycling, my wife spotted this algae growing on the rocks. Can someone please advise?



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Thank you
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #2
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From what I can tell it looks like sand
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:31 PM   #3
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I will have to take some closer pics.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:41 PM   #4
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How long has it been cycling? What are your levels at? What's your ammonia source?
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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How long has it been cycling? What are your levels at? What's your ammonia source?

I've been cycling since February 24th.
pH: 7.8
Ammonia: 2-3ppm
Nitrates: 10
Nitrites: 2.0ppm
My ammonia source is clear ammonia, with nothing in it just pure ammonia. I got at Ace/ Tru Value Hardware.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:40 AM   #7
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Do you have a light on the tank? If so cut that off, you don't need light for a cycling tank. otherwise it looks normal, all my tanks went through that light green algae and it eventually went away.
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:43 AM   #8
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Ok. I feel better to ask and make sure than to not ask and be sorry later for not asking. WHEW!

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Just keep the lights off, the water moving and you'll be fine.
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