I recently just set up a 20 gallon community tank. It is a planted tank with a sand substrate. I set the tank up about 3 weeks ago, and have been adding plants here and there. About a weeks ago I added 5 red-finned tetras to the tank to help the cycling process along.
...and here comes the algae. Yes, it has started, which is a little bit earlier then I was hoping for. I wanted my tank to be cycled before I got my algae crew. My question is, will otocinclus and SAE be ok to put in the tank will it is finishing up its cycle? Or should I just not worry about the algae until the tank cycles?
Why I have everyone's attention... What are your opinions on an algae crew? I like using otocincluss and SAEs. What do yall think: snails, shrimp, etc? I am not a fan of plecos.
Current Tank info:
20g long planted freshwater (sand substrate)
NH3: 0 - .25 (more towards 0)
nitrite: 2.0 (this is what Im worried about!)
Thanks for you help :D