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Old 04-03-2020, 01:41 PM   #1
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Fishless cycle - white algae’s - clean or keep it?

Hello,

I have bought my first tank 14g.

I have added gravel, water, one live plant (ananas) and one wood stick.

Tap water, Water conditioner and turn the filter and heating on.

Water reach 22 degrees I added the Tetra start bacteria.

I notice after a week some white algae growing on the wood.

Doing some research I saw people saying to keep it as it shows the bacteria working. But I wanna make sure because it was an old thread in a different website.

So, my question: should I clean the algae’s or live it there?

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It'll wash right off if you don't like the look of it. If you had shrimp or snails they would eat it.
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Fishless cycle - white algae’s - clean or keep it?

My plan is to have a shrimp.

But while the tank is empty, do you think I leave or wash it?

My concern is the water cycle.

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It's just biofilm, it shouldn't affect your cycle too much if at all.
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