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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2013, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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Question New tank SetUp/ Algae Growth

hey I guys I just set up my 20 gal long not to long ago with a finnex ray2 and DHG and some pogostemon helferi.

Still going through a cycle.

Im starting to notice some algae growth (brown coloration ) growing on my rocks and a lip on my DHG. it seems like my DHG is not doing so well right now. I do have CO2 in the tank with about 2bbs.
Ihave some hydro sup Japan coming soon, hopefully tomorrow and I thinking of buying some Blyxa Japonica and some Roseafolia soon.

Any tips or suggestions before it gets out of hand?

Thanks!
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also, just saw some white fuzzyness growing by my heater on the suction cups ? any idea what that might be? idont have any fish or feed ammonia by food or anythn.
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without seeing a pic, the brown fluffy stuff is probably diatoms. very common in a new tank. remove what you can manually (toothbrush helps), the rest will go away by itself in a week or 2. when it's gone clean your filter.

the white stuff is probably some sort of new tank fungus. might have got into the tank via dw? same story is as the brown stuff. it will go away on is own accord.

adding more plants is a good idea. they suck up more of the nutrients.
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Minus the plants sucking up the "extra" nutrients, I agree with everything previously stated. Diatoms can last several weeks though. Depending on what you want to stock your tank with, otto cats are great fish and they love diatom algae.
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I will post a pic tomorrow morning to show you guys
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