2 weeks into tank will this GHA go away?

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  1. We$

    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    So Im two weeks into the tank and I have quite a bit of GHA around, I bought some turbos and hermits and they have been attacking it pretty well but I dont think they can do a good enough job.

    As the tank cycles longer do you think this will go away?

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  3. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    It will go away eventually. It's part of cycling a new tank.
     
  4. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    are you using RO/DI water? tap?
     
  5. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    if your 2 weeks into it,just turn the lights off.
     
  6. We$

    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    I originally used tap, but Im using RO for water changes now, hopefully take down the phosphate levels. I was thinking about trying a refigium or some chaeto.

    Some friends gave me some Xenia for free, I dont really want to turn the lights off for a long time.
     
  7. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    ok,how long are you running them?
     
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  9. We$

    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    umm 6-8 hours, maybe a little longer. Luner LED's to but idk how much that does for anything.
     
  10. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    Try adding a timer on your lights for consistancy on 6 or 7 hours would be fine for now,but like Blackraven said,alot is just a part of the new tank syndrome.I'm fighting the same battle myself at the moment.Switching to ro/di was a good move,and thats what i'm working on trying to get a unit for mine as i'm sure my phosphates are my problem.
     
  11. We$

    We$ Spaghetti Worm

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    Yea that's what I've heard, should have started it with RO/DI oh well haha.
     
  12. ReefBruh

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    Patience and going slow is the solution.