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I have a 10 gallon tank shrimp that I have been cycling. I woke up this morning to a Green Water Algae Bloom. It is not really bad now. Do they get progressively worse?

It has been finished cycling (fishless) for 3 days, and I have been adding a drop or two of ammonia every day since then. It usually takes 1 day for the ammonia to drop back to zero. Nitrite stays at zero. The nitrates are really high, around 80. I was waiting until right before I got my shrimp to do the large water change.

I read that high nitrates could cause algae blooms. Do you think that is the problem? Should I do the large water change now? And then do another right before I get the shrimp?

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Thanks all, I was doing a lot of re-planting the day before, I heard that might have something to do with it.

I did about a 90% water change two days ago, and rinsed out the filters with water from my 75 gallon tank. It was a little cloudy after the water change, but not green. Now it looks pretty clear. Do you think this thing will come back?

Fingers crossed.
 
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