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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishFreak2012
    I am not adding any fish or snails until it is cycled, relax. ... I am doing the absolute best that I can. Thanks
    We understand. No worries. Just keep us up to date and if need help, give a shout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bignellm
    We understand. No worries. Just keep us up to date and if need help, give a shout.
    Thank you will do.

    *~Don't find fault. Find a remedy~*
    *~"Fish are friends...NOT FOOD" :) ~*
    *~When in doubt, do a water change!~*


    R.I.P. Tigger


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    Quote Originally Posted by FishFreak2012
    I recently noticed a lot of white stringy hair algae growing in my gravel and on my decor, and some websites say snails can help with that. Do pet stores even sell snails?
    Quote Originally Posted by FishFreak2012
    I am not adding any fish or snails until it is cycled, relax. No need for the attitude. I am doing the absolute best that I can. Thanks
    I'm not intentionly giving you any attitiude. When you asked about were you can buy snails in your orginal post, I thought you looking to buy some and add them to the tank to clean out what thougth was algae.

    Good to hear that you are waiting until the cycle is done.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I'm not intentionly giving you any attitiude. When you asked about were you can buy snails in your orginal post, I thought you looking to buy some and add them to the tank to clean out what thougth was algae.

    Good to hear that you are waiting until the cycle is done.
    I can see why you may have thought that, so I apologize. But I just meant in the future, if I still have problems with the algae or whatever it is. I have learned my lesson the hard way, and there is no way I am putting anything else into that tank until I know it's safe.

    *~Don't find fault. Find a remedy~*
    *~"Fish are friends...NOT FOOD" :) ~*
    *~When in doubt, do a water change!~*


    R.I.P. Tigger


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    Why not just vac the gravel? It's probaby full of rotting food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    Why not just vac the gravel? It's probaby full of rotting food.
    I suppose I could do that, but people have told me that vacuuming the gravel with get rid of bacteria. And the rotting food is what is feeding the bacteria for now, so I don't really care since there aren't fish in there anyway.

    *~Don't find fault. Find a remedy~*
    *~"Fish are friends...NOT FOOD" :) ~*
    *~When in doubt, do a water change!~*


    R.I.P. Tigger


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    Quote Originally Posted by FishFreak2012
    I suppose I could do that, but people have told me that vacuuming the gravel with get rid of bacteria. And the rotting food is what is feeding the bacteria for now, so I don't really care since there aren't fish in there anyway.
    Vacuuming the gravel will not get rid of beneficial bacteria. The bacteria will adhere to the gravel. The rotting food is creating ammonia to feed the bacteria, but it can also create a lot of things in your tank that you do not want such as fungus and algae. It's like having a dead fish in your tank because the food has fish in it.

    If this were my tank, which it is not, I'd vacuum the gravel thoroughly and switch to using pure ammonia. It is a more precise method because you don't overfeed the tank. You just put in enough ammonia to create and feed the cycle in your filter.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Okay. Thanks for the help. I'll take care of that today or tomorrow.

    *~Don't find fault. Find a remedy~*
    *~"Fish are friends...NOT FOOD" :) ~*
    *~When in doubt, do a water change!~*


    R.I.P. Tigger


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