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Willba200 11-02-2013 08:24 AM

When do i add clean up crew
 
Ow in week two of cycle. Can I add clean up crew yet ? Thanks

Fishman007 11-02-2013 09:11 AM

I would wair till the end of cycling, invertabrates can be sensitive depending on what you get. Also what are you trying to clean up?

giloop 11-02-2013 09:40 AM

+1 on waiting until after the cycle.

Willba200 11-02-2013 12:40 PM

Just a bit of algea. Not really a great deal of it. So best to leave it

Fishman007 11-02-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Willba200 (Post 2707281)
Just a bit of algea. Not really a great deal of it. So best to leave it

Thats normal when your in the cycle. It should clear up after a couple more weeks

Phranque 11-02-2013 12:51 PM

You shouldn't have any algae during your cycle, unless you're running your lights...... If you are, shut them off. If you're not, then you have a bright light source close to the tank that you need to mask off. There are so many excess nutrients in the tank during the cycle that if algae gets a foothold now it can quickly become a problem before you even get started.
Algae needs light to grow..... an ounce of prevention now will save a pound of problems later.

JsQuid 11-02-2013 01:03 PM

Definitely wait until the cycle is complete. As stated before, there shouldn't be any algae unless your running lights. If so, leave them off during this process. My cycle just completed and I have no signs of algae. I did add two small hermits & a snail to help remove the shrimp remains to initiate the cycle. Hopefully that helps!

Willba200 11-02-2013 01:07 PM

There's not a lot it's more like a grassy sort on the live rock

Willba200 11-02-2013 01:08 PM

I was told by my lfs that my tank could get covered but will go after week or so

Phranque 11-02-2013 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Willba200 (Post 2707312)

I was told by my lfs that my tank could get covered but will go after week or so

And there's your problem.......


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