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Old 02-01-2012, 05:05 PM   #1
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stringy plant-like (algae?) growth in cycling tank

We are cycling our tank. It's been running for 4 weeks and has had fish in it for 3 1/2 weeks. (Current residents: 3 harlequin rasbora, 1 oto cat, 1 fancy guppy) This week it has developed growth of a stringy green algae pictured below.

Yesterday ammonia was at 0.25PPM, nitrate and nitrite were undetectable. I did a 50% water change. The algae is just as noticeable (if not more-so) today.

What, if anything, should we do about the algae? Can we/should we simply spool it up on something and fish it out of the tank?

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