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McFishin' 01-20-2009 11:12 PM

Clean up crew
Hey, right now I'm Cycling a 55 gallon tank. All that's in the tank is 60 pounds of sand and two uncooked unseasoned shrimp. I don't have money to get LR just yet but I was wondering: When algae starts showing up, what will be best to just clean my sand and glass? I don't want to waste money on something that will starve.

onefish2fish 01-21-2009 02:47 AM

i think without the live rock there wont be much to graze on, personally i would wait for live rock before adding anything

Kellsindell 01-21-2009 05:33 PM

I agree, you aren't going to get much growth without the LR.

McFishin' 01-22-2009 01:13 PM

Well that is good news. I was afraid algae would get all over the glass and substrate, thanks guys!

Kellsindell 01-22-2009 02:53 PM

You'll get some, just not much. You may be able to add, like 5 snails or so and it'll handle most of it. Or get a cleaning magnet and wipe the glass clean putting that junk into the water column to be skimmed out.

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