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Hello Flagg,

Nice tank.

Here's a few things to consider for your tank during the critical break-in period.

  • Change water and add charcoal to the filter
  • Add floating plants
  • Reduce (temporarily) light intensity. You have much more light than you need at this stage; once the plants start filling in the tank and take off, you can ramp up the lighting to 3 X 96 watts of CFL
  • Add a UV sterilizing filter that will definitely kill the green water algae
  • Add antibiotics (kanamycin/erthromycin) to kill the blue-green algae

Your tank will probably work out fine in the end. Hopefully, one of my suggestions will help you out!
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