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Old 10-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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New 14 biocube I'd help

Just bought a used 14 biocube, put in Carib sea live sand and punched LR from LFS. They believe the rock came from a previous tank. Tank set up for 3 days with saltwater from
LFS, The top 2 rocks have a fine hair like growth on it. Here are a few pics in different stock lighting. Any thougts?

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Old 10-20-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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It is normal for rock in new tanks to develop different varieties of algae. This will go away as your tank cycles, and it ca take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Try cutting back on lighting if you want to slow its growth.


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Thanks. I covered the tank and kept it dark for a few days and it seems to be dying off. Should I scrub it off at any point?
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Yes you can scrub it if you want but it should go away in its own eventually


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Personally, I would not go through the effort of scrubbing it off. Most likely it will come back. feeshna is correct...
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It is normal for rock in new tanks to develop different varieties of algae. This will go away as your tank cycles, and it ca take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Try cutting back on lighting if you want to slow its growth.
Whether you are new or experienced in SW keeping, I encourage people to research everything. The ďcycleĒ can confuse people so I recommend reading the best explanation of the cycle Iíve found by Eric Borneman. You can find it here - The Building of a Reef Tank

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