ok so i agreed to let my husband upgrade the tank from a 24 gallon to a 55 w/ sump. our old system had green hair algae EVERYWHERE. hubz "let it take over" - was not much for staying on top of keeping it clean (frustrating b/c it was a total eyesore - not nice to look at whatsoever). so he promised that if he upgraded that he would be able to clean the live rock, cure it and add it to the new tank, hence eliminating the green hair algae problem. said that the algae problem would be a thing of the past and i wouldn't have to look at the horridness ever again. so...he cycled the new tank...boiled the live rock and cleaned it well (this took weeks), then cured it...put it in the new set up and began the cycling process. if course the tank was crystal clear for the 1st 3-4 weeks. now that everything is in place the algae is popping up like mad. it's already covered the entire back of the tank completely. he says cleaning it will make things worse and that it is a normal part of the cycling process...yet i see him online all the time trying to find cures for green hair algae. i need some truth from experienced people. is this much what is considered to be a "normal" part of the cycling process? i cannot remember our first set up ever being this bad at all when it first cycled....it was only after a couple of years that it got to be infested with the green hair. here are some pics...please give me the truth. i need to find a way to get rid of this (now BIGGER) eyesore!!! :-/ http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/samo412/photo2-1.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v61/samo412/photo1.jpg Thank you!