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Old 02-16-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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A LR an Cleaning question.

I am not really sure whats going on in my tank... Ok I have a 50 gallon as you guys know. It is cylceing right now. I have 25 pounds of LR in a 10 gallon tub with a heater, powerhead, and filter on it. I am trying to get rid of the die off caused from shipping. Anyway There is brown algea all over my tank, all over the glass and the 7 1/2 pounds of lr in it and the substrate. Do I just let it go or clean it off? Vaccum it up? I dont really know. Also I have had my LR in the tub for about a week now and it still really stinks and has high ammonia levels. Even though I have done 2 water changes. What do I do? Leave it in there and keep doing water changes. One more question. With my tank, I bought bio-active live arognite (SP) And cured 7 pounds of LR in it Does it sill cycle? The bags of substrate said no cycleing. I checked the levels today and the nitirites and ammonia are at 0 and the nitrates are at 20ppm I have 2 damsels in it with some hermits and a turbo snail. Is my cycle over? The tank has been set up for about 2 weeks. I am really confused. When I put the 25 pounds of LR in will it start another cycle? Thanks in advance.
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All of this is normal. Give it time, have patience. Search here, WWM "cycling process".
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So do I clean the tank or leave it?
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brown diatoms are part of cycling process
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Will they go away or when the cycle is over do I clean it then lol.
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the algae on the rocks and substrate will eventually die off into others algaes and such.. . You should clean the glass to your liking and as often as you like... HTH...
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