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Old 06-02-2005, 08:21 AM   #1
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1st time cycling question

To all,

Thanks again for all your feedback. The LR or not to LR question will have to be tabled for another day.

For now, I'd like to get my tank cycled. I have Ammonium chloride and Fritz Turbostart to accomplish this.

Couple questions:

1) Has anyone else used this method to cycle? If so, your opinions/techniques ?

2) One of the other posters (sorry forgot name) suggested I remove all the decorations out of the tank before I cycle to prevent it from getting covered in algae. Is this a general consensus and if so, is algae a given when cycling the tank?

Thanks for the help

Mike (Spinman)
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Old 06-02-2005, 08:23 AM   #2
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Never used that method, I'd just throw a shrimp in there and let it decay.

You could take the decorations out but that's up to you.

Yes you will get algae. no way around that, sorry.

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I would do the shrimp method.

I wouldn't worry about the diatoms (which come after the cycle) they will go away on their own.
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