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Thread: My 55g

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    Looks great, what did you use for substrate? Eco complete? If so, how do you like it so far?

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    Yep, it's Eco-complete. Kinda hard to say because being this my first tank, but everything has been growing great so far. My only concern is if the rocky substrate will damage my cory's barbells. So far so good though. Possibly gonna add some sort of sand over top once everything I would like is planted or until I think the tank looks complete. Haven't looked too much into that yet though.

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    A few more plants. What I think is hair algae seems to be coming back again on the front glass. I think its the window across the room; gonna put up some curtains.




    I think one of my tetras caught me taking a picture of the non visible side of the tank. : P

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    look great , but how it the cycle going ? it it done ? u can add some otos after the cycle for algae control .
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    Best way to tell? I did a test today, but I did a 50% water change 2 days ago. Everything was 0 and pH is 0.4 lower than my tap. I used seeded media when I added the Black skirts. My guess would be when everything is 0 the day of my next water change then it is cycled?

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    Looks nice! You're actually doing a silent cycle with all those fast growing plants so your readings will be a bit different. If your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate are all reading zero I would add a few more fish. Those plants are sucking up nitrogenous wastes and using them. You may need to start dosing nitrates if you keep having nitrate readings of zero. Plus, the use of seeded media gave you an instant cycle.
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    Are you sure your not talking about something else because if your pH is 0.4 that's extremely acidic. Water's pH is usually around 7, but can vary. Also, pH doesn't change during a cycling. Only Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate.

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    The tank is looking great pal, growing in nicely and we can do some algae trouble shooting later on if you want



    His tank is cycled, I know because the seeded media came from one of my tanks XD

    The ph being a few points lower than your tap is perfectly normal and pretty much exactly what Id expect.

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