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Old 05-05-2011, 12:06 AM   #1
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I think my tank cycled . Am i right ?

I have 125 gallon with a sweetlips clown , ocelus clown , firefish , few small crabs and a serpent star . It has been a month and the tank last week had high nitrites and nitrates . Tonight ph is 8.4 , ammonia 0 , nitrite 0 , nitrate 0 . Absolutely perfect . They spiked then dropped off . There was alot of brown algea on my sand and base-live rock . Now im seeing strands of green algae starting in the tank . Is this cycled ? Isnt the green algae a good thing ?
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yes your tank is cycled most likely and it sounds like your getting hair algae which is a bad algae that can quickly take over your tank are you using tap water or ro/di water, tap water and over feeding are some of the main reasons it starts
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Which algae th green or brown ? And im using tap . I plan on getting a ro setup to help out eventually. I thought the green was good . The brown is starting to dissappear slowly but surely .
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is the green algae strands like hair? also yes the brown algae is diatoms and they burn off rather quickly
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Sweet lips can be tough to care for. If he takes a turn for the worse see if you can get someone to take care of him for you. But yea, hair algae is a pain. You could go for a lawnmower blenny pair in that tank by the way. That'd definitely eat some of it up.
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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Yeah the green algae is like hair i guess u could say . Its not really bad at all just starting prolly . Def gonna look into the blennys then . The clown is awesome . He is very unique . I feed him only live glass shrimp and he is loving the tank . I have a 25 g with just glass shrimp . I know the clown will get big but it is probably my favorite . Thank u guys for your help . I love this forum
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Try some DTs too as well. Feeding just one thing, even if its live, can lead to nutrient deficiencies. But yea, sweetlips are amazing fish. Too bad I can't keep one in my 24 gallon haha.
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What is dts ? Sorry new to the grammar . Oh n hey could u tell me how to change my picture for my profile ? Id like to put my tank up as i update it.
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