It’ll be a few months. It’ll go through phases. First diatoms, and if you used dry rock it’ll probably go through green hair algae, and probably some cyano. If you use live rock, the surface is usually already colonized by coralline or bacteria or sponges and so algae has a harder time, if you use dry rock algae is usually faster growing than those other more desirable organisms, and so it will grow first, but as your water stabilizes and you get your nutrient import/export balanced, the algae will eventually get starved out and replaced with coralline, bacteria, etc. Every tank is different, but be prepared for it to potentially be months before it looks like we all want our tanks to look. Also, I can’t stress this enough, make sure you have an adequate clean up crew and keep up on your maintenance.Thanks hope it will be soon it’s been about 7-8 days now so will have to be patience thanks again
WelcomeHello, I’ve got the problem the ugly stage any one now the best way to deal with this in my new Red Sea max 170 and how long does it supposed to last I can see why it’s called the ugly stage .