Originally Posted by maxwell2002
I'm sorry, my tank isnt cycled yet! I know this, those numbers are the ones i know im aiming for!!! lol
Cool, I was just a little confused. As for diatoms, you can physically remove them when performing water changes (although while doing a cycle you really don't have any need for water changes). I know that they can be a eyesore, but they are for the most part harmless, imo
BTW, I may come off sounding like a sales rep for API, but I strongly recommend their freshwater master kit for testing your water. I made the mistake of using those test strips once while trying to cycle one of my tanks only to found out later that I had severely overdosed the tank with ammonia.