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I’ve been doing a fishless cycle for just over a month, and the ammonia and nitrites recently returned to zero. So I decided to clean it today (hence the low water level), and it’s not even making a dent in the amount of algae in the tank. What can I do? Just keep cleaning it weekly until it’s under control? Should I add something like AlgaeFix? Please let me know! I have a fish that I’d like to add to this tank when it is ready. 

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You can also take out the hardscape and epiphyte plants and clean them off with a soft toothbrush. For the gravel you can vacuum it with the siphon that you use to change the water. 
Folks have already mentioned a clean up crew. I have Amano Shrimp and Otocinclus Catfish. They’re both fun to watch and do a great job cleaning up the algae. 

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My first tank a year ago (20 tall) had brown everywhere after cycle. Nerite snails plus three platy fish ate almost all of it in 36 hours. I had a shrimp tank that had stubborn brown dust algae on glass for months. Constant scrub battle each week. A single nerite maintains it and keeps it clear. Haven’t scrubbed at all in 2 months.

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