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    Algae Query

    A fine layer of green/brown algae coats the glass & substrate of my week-old set up. Will this algae benefit the tank or may I scrape it off at will?
    kate

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    This is normal for a young tank. It will eventally disapear when you add your cleanup crew and your parameters stabelize. You can scrape some off but I think you'd be fighting a hopeless battle Let it run its course if you ask me. Hermits and snaills will pick at it.

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    Scrape it when it gets annoying, but I agree with Steph, unless you have something to control it, it's not going anywhere.

    It will eventually burn out, but a clean up crew will help move it along.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    scrape it off at will...it's normal, you can buy magnet glass cleaners to get it off too, so you don't have to stick your hand in the tank.

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    I don't know if this is normal but I had an algae outbreak since my tank is only a month or so old. I had algae covered rocks and then 2 nights ago all the algae disapeared! Is that possible that all the algae die?

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