View Full Version : Green hair algae

06/07/2007, 08:49 PM
Okay.....is it possible to have green hair algae in a tank just starting out(about two weeks old) where I used my same live rock from previous tank(55 gal) and added it to the new tank(75gal). I kept the rock in a tub under water from old tank with heater and powerheads for about a week till I got the 75 up. The 75 has a new sand bed and filled with RO/DI at 0.0 TDS. I tested the water tonite with 2 seperate nitrate test kits and they both show very little trates. My 20 gal sump has a fuge with cheto in it for about a week....this crap is getting longer by the day....

06/08/2007, 11:13 AM
It is possible since it happened to you. lol.
Ok, yes, it can happen and it is just a part of the cycle of the tank. Enjoy the green since it won't last too long if the tank cycles as it should.
Good luck with the bigger tank!

06/08/2007, 11:31 AM
Are you using different lights? Since you have some nitrates there is a cycle going on, so expect some algae. Hand harvest what you can and up your clean up crew. All will be well in time.

06/08/2007, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the words of releif.....yes Im using differnt lights...2 150W HQ and 2 96W actinic...had PC before..........

caesar Gdi
06/08/2007, 08:09 PM
yeah you should be ok if your in a cycle