Been cycling a Fluval Edge for 9 days now using Jeyes Kleenoff Ammonia - still no nitrites.
Have 3 plants - Anubias Barteri, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis and Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
On Monday, noticed white fluff/mould starting to grow on substrate, did a 50% WC
and gravel clean - seemed to get rid of it, or so I thought. Yesterday (Wednesday) fluff started to reappear, and then last night, had an explosion of white dots all over glass, on closer inspection they move. Some are bigger than others, and look like small white worms. Having trawled the net last night - seems to be Planaria aarrggg!!!
What am I doing wrong, all forums suggest that both this white mould and the planaria are the result of overfeeding, uneaten food - how can this be possible when I don't have any fish in the tank. The only thing I am feeding is ammonia.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I am popping out to Dobbies tonight to see what they suggest, but got it in mind already that this weekend will be spent stripping down aquarium and boiling everything in salty water.
Feel like this fishless cycling seems more hassle than its worth - but I am so keen to do it right, and glad in a way that I've not got any fish yet - knowing my luck they would have been floating by now!