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03-28-2013, 01:04 AM #1Banned Angelfish
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- Jul 2012
What Does Continuously Clean, Clear Water Mean at This Point?
My new Marineland 60 gallon goldfish setup has been running for well over a month now, dosed with Seachem Stability to kick-start the cycle, treated with Prime and then introduced with the four fancies I had in a 10 gallon; I didn't really take many parameter readings via the API Freshwater Master Kit during this period, as I simply followed the Stability instructions of keeping to the seven-day treatment (during which time any aquatic life could be added with no dangers, according to Seachem, so long as it's followed to the seventh day) and did water changes as much as I could (the fish were added two days after the tank was up and running, with two full days of Stability in there to kind of "prep" it for them)...
Once the seven days were over, I kept to the daily water change schedule (50% pretty much each week) with, sometimes, a few mid-week changes just to maintain the super-clean water...the fish have been absolutely fine, and the water ALWAYS smells clean, "freshly cut lawn"-like and "Earthy"...
Here's the thing though: After a month in, I have yet to experience ANY bacterial bloom or cloudy water...is this normal? The water is always clear and I am beginning to wonder if I have even begun going into a cycle yet -- I realize this is pretty much useless without parameter readings, in terms of sharing these events, but as I said, I have been keeping up with the water changes (with the fish-in), dosing with Prime each time of course, and so I wanted some feedback or insight from you knowledgeable folk...
Is it normal NOT to experience ANY bacterial bloom or cloudy water? I know what we're after is pristine, transparent-looking water, but is it normal for this to be continuing for so long now with a brand-new setup?