Massive Algae Overnight Mid-Cycle
My tank is about half-way though my Shrimp cycle...Day #11
Ammonia = 0.5ppm
Nitrite = 3ppm
Nitrates = 10 pm
One day the tank is all nice looking, I come home from work...there is Green Algae all over my Base Rock, Gravel, Glass, and even free floating on top of the water!!!
Is this normal??? I am using RO
water. The only thing I have added to the tank is the shrimp. I have had my Bak Pak 2R running during the entire cycle. Light are on only 8 hours a day.
Just wondering.....do I need to worry or is this normal. Live rock will be coming in about 2 weeks, and the cleaning crew to follow after the second cycle with the Live Rock.
90 Gallon Fresh Water Planted w/ CO2
7 Brilliant Rasbora, 6 Harlequin Rasboras, 3 Dwarf Neon Rainbows, 1 Red Tailed Shark, 2 American Flag Fish, 4 Skunk Botia Loaches
40 Gallon Breeder Salt Water: 4 inch DSB
(2/3 Agaramax & 1/3 Sea Flor), Bak Pak 2R Skimmer w/ BBX, 2 x JBJ PHs, Coralife Lunar Aqualight (2x96w), 30lb Base Rock and 40lbs of Live Rock.
Inhabitants: Purple Firefish, Pygmy Angel, Lawmower Blenny, 2 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp(HH), 1 Emerald Crabs, 3 Porcelin Crabs(HH), varying amounts and varieties of hermit and snails.
3 Gallon Eclipse:
1 Goldfish (won free at a fair...cost $50 in equipment)