my tank has been cycling for about 4 weeks now. today i took some water readings and they are at:
i've noticed that i'm starting to get some weird things on my glass.
1. little white bugs crawling around
2. little sac like things that seem attached to the glass but sway in the
3. a little bit of greenish brown algae
from what i've been reading, i think it is diatoms, but i don't see any on my substrate. one rock is pretty much covered in brown hairy algae, but the other rocks don't seem affected...yet anyhow.
my substrate is a little dirty, but i'm not sure if it is diatoms or not, because when i added LR
i never cleaned them before i put them in the tank. also, when i was arranging them, particles fell off the rock onto the sand.
can i clean the glass or should i just leave it alone? it's not really bad but you can tell that the glass doesn't look clear like it should.
any suggestions? and if i can clean the glass what should i use? TIA