Re: Algae problems with a new tank

John wrote that algae problems are discouraging him from continuing
with a plant tank. 

Based on my experiences, a new tank will cycle through various types
of algae as the various parameters seek their equilibirium values.
A new tank is biologically unstable and seems to drift through
different conditions favorable to different types of algae. Thus, it
important to have different types of algae *eaters* in the tank from
the first. As long as the algae is controllable by whatever means,
just be patient - it will get better.