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 #323  by odin
 10 May 2016 07:37
If you restrict light and feeding if wont grow anything like that! I'm not sure what happened to that guys tank :dead: :dead:

Edit: That's macro algae and not hair algae, you pretty much get the same result if you leave it to do its own thing though lol.

Edit2: The hair algae got introduced into my tank by the snails I purchased, so be aware of that if you decide to buy some snails.
 #326  by opae ula related
 10 May 2016 16:44
Marko2 wrote:There plastic plants,not sure if I like them so I'm thinking of swapping for a fan coral
That's what I initially thought, then it seemed to get more yellow.
 #356  by Marko2
 14 May 2016 07:58
I just tested the water and ammonia and nitrates and nitrites are all 0 .the nitrites and nitrates dropped overnight ,is this normal ? Through a magnifying glass I can see thousands of tiny specks moving in random circular motions could ,this be the good bacteria?
 #357  by odin
 14 May 2016 08:28
I'm not sure without seeing them but cloudy water usually arrives when the beneficial bacteria is starting to colonise in the tank. If you have zero ammonia, nitrites and either 0 up to 10 nitrates then it should be safe to add some life to the tank (snails and shrimps). If you start to get a small spike in ammonia or nitrites after adding living things you can always remove 20% of the water and replace it with a batch of fresh brackish water and do this daily until it all settles to 0ppm again.
 #385  by Marko2
 20 May 2016 14:10
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. 7 opaes new home
 #386  by Marko2
 20 May 2016 14:17
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 #387  by odin
 20 May 2016 14:27
That's what I like to see! Shrimp in a new keepers tank! :smile: did they come in tubes in the post? Enjoy your tank and if you have any issues then just fire away here so we can help :happy:
 #389  by Marko2
 20 May 2016 15:00
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. Decided to have a another setup, this one is a 20 liter tank with one volcanic rock in from my cycled tank ,so should have the good stuff in the tank from day 1