Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Hudson, Quebec, Canada
Since you have washed things that the beneficial bacteria are on, then yes I would definitely test for ammonia, nitrite.
Algae growth could be caused by the duration of your tank lights, how long are they on for? are you sure it is not salt residue on the rocks etc and indeed algae?
10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)
75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.
220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)