I have a 55 gal FOWLR
tank with 2 percula clowns and 27 pounds of LR
. There's a fair amount of green hair algae on the rock and the sand.
I have 25 lbs of LR
in my QT that should be almost cured. I'd like to know the best strategy for adding the LR
to my display tank. In particular, I'm concerned about
* The green hair algae. Should I try to clean it up as much as I can before adding the new LR
? Is it going to continue to spread to the new rock? It hasn't spread much in the last few weeks and I cleaned some off the LR
already in the tank.
* Can I add all 25 lbs at once? Or am I risking an ammonia spike? I've heard to add it in batches of 10 lbs.
* What should I do with the fish while I'm adding the LR
? I'm sure I will kick up some sand and the water will get cloudy. Will this stress them out?