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Postby Banksy » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:36 pm

Hiya, got a 180 rio jewal tank, in process of a cycle (used old media from another tank to kick start the cycle) all levels appear fine, got 8 fish in, but just noticed on my rocks and a couple of plants (not real) its getting like a green coating on them, is this normal??? ive put some 'green away in' and hoping this will help, but is this normal to go green, not brown like algea though??

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Re: HELP!!!

Postby Carylnz » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:44 am

How much lighting do you have and how long is it on for?
You will get more green algae as you have no live plants to compete with it. Live plants take up the nutrients the algae feeds on.
If it is a slimy dark green that lifts off in thin sheets, it is actually cyanobacter - a bacteria, not an algae. This is because the nutrients etc are not balanced as the tank cycles. It may, or may not, disappear as the tank matures. Keep removing it.
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