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Is it ok to clean algae up during the cycling stage or will it effect the cycle. Any advice is appreciated. I currently have a ton of brown algae on my rocks and starting to get on my glass.
 

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I would not clean the rocks or glass while cycling; bacteria colonize on those as well as in the filter.
 

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Agree. The beneficial bacteria grow on surfaces like rocks and glass. You don't want to remove any.
 

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Ok thanks, I'm assuming once the tank is cycled most of that will go away or I'll have to get a pleco for algae clean up
 

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DRose1836 said:
Ok thanks, I'm assuming once the tank is cycled most of that will go away or I'll have to get a pleco for algae clean up
Mine never went away on it's own. Love having the Pleco though, keeps everything nice and tidy.
 

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It can take many months after the fish are in to disappear, but eventually it will.
 
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