Originally Posted by stingrays4
Hi and welcome to AA
Using R/O water helps to stop algae but you will get some algae or diatom blooms as the tank matures
water is key i think. Not just plan old RO
I made the noob mistake of adding RO
water plus having my lights on during the cycle. Its not bad but diatoms and some green algae are starting to show. Your looking to avoid silicates in your water.
I'm learning quick that your going to have some algae in your tank, keep your nutrients down and do weekly water changes and you should be good.
Again, still a noob so hopefully someone will jump in here with a more scientific answer for you.