Originally Posted by caco
Thanks I'll do that...I do have a fire shrimp and some snail to help with alge problem...but I'll keep an eye on the ammonia reading.
Hmmm... snails and shrimp don't like any ammonia, so I take back my advice. Either take the living stuff out of the tank and cycle it, or keep an eye on the ammonia and don't let it get much over 0.25ppm. It's going to take frequent water changes to do this. It's really preferable to cycle a tank without anything living in it.