Originally Posted by NickM1989
So I've decided to start a nano reef. This is my first time with SW
. Just looking for tips. My tank has been running for 3 months so far and I have a torch, a spotted mandrain some hermit crabs and a sea slug. Looking for tips to keep algae under control. As you can see from the photo, it's all over my live rock and sand bed
Looks like diatoms. New tanks undergo a stage called the uglies that can last 6-12 months. What your seeing is normal in my opinion. Best thing you can do is keep up on weekly 10-20% waterchanges and remove the algae as you can. In time it will go away, not something to worry too much about at this stage. Make sure your not overfeeding also
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.