I have a 55 gallon display w/ 40 gallon sump. Started with dry sand and dry rock. Has been running for 1-2 months. I had been dosing a Coraline Algae growth supplement to my tank for that time. I added a live rock w/Coraline Algae 4 days ago. The nitrogen cycle was nowhere near complete once I checked parameters. So I raised my DIY wet/dry filter because there wasn’t enough dry portion. I ran my cheap amazon light (that gets the job done) only on blue leds all day, and is not going through a daylight cycle instead it’s just 24/7 blue lights for now. I bought beneficial bacteria, and added it today. It claims to be instantly fish ready. I turned off my DIY skimmer. I also added Instant Ocean Coraline Algae benefiter instead of the Kent Marine brand I was using. I started seeing pink splotches on my silicone seams yesterday, and there is even more today. I really hope this is Coraline Algae, is it? Also is my tank really fish ready now?
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