cycling and algae growth

The Reefer91

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my dad and i were wondering what exactly happens algae wise during the cycle of liverock? there is dead material, and we are starting to see this brown mossy stuff. what can we expect to see from the rock in the next month? if we due water changes and scrub the rock, what should happen in the next month or so?

TIA
 

mikesommers

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Re: cycling and algae growth

<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=12222310#post12222310 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by The Reefer91
my dad and i were wondering what exactly happens algae wise during the cycle of liverock? there is dead material, and we are starting to see this brown mossy stuff. what can we expect to see from the rock in the next month? if we due water changes and scrub the rock, what should happen in the next month or so?

TIA

The brown algae will go away on its own. Dont scrub the rock. Keep PH, Alk, Calcium and Magnesium at proper levels. You dont want to change water for at least 4 or 5 weeks. How big is the tank?
 
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