First algae bloom..... &%#[email protected]!

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    Reefrookie Not so new anymore! VIP Member

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    Well, I am in the middle of my first diatom algae bloom in my newly cycled tank. I was going to put my quarantined clowns in the tank this weekend. Should I wait to put them in and wait out the algae bloom, or will that not matter to the two clowns and introduce them to their new home?

    From what I am reading, there is not much I can do with the diatom except wait it out, correct?...........................As usual, THANKS
     
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    You can put them in if you want. Yes you pretty much just have to wait it out. Don't run your lights too long, use a protein skimmer, don't overfeed, use RO water, and running phosphate remover will help. The main thing is time though :(
     
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    UW has you covered!
     
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    Yep, adding the clowns won't make a difference. You'll get algae no matter what, and it won't hurt the fish.
     
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    Undy has you well covered.

    Cycle complete?If yes,snails will help with some of the diatom problems.
     
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    Next step, refugium for nutrient export. No nutrients means no algae. There are people who actually feed their tanks silica because they would rather have diatoms than green algae.
     
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