10-22-2011, 05:34 PM #31
So today its day 11. As some might know I had a little accident on day 8. I sucked my poor female beta into the water changer tube and thought for sure she was toast but she is doing better and better each day.
Water tests today show
.25 ammonia (maybe.. def. more then 0 but not over .25) hard time reading the yellows. I wonder if I need new glasses.
Less then 5.0 Nitrate
and still 0 Nitrites.
I am not sure how far in I should be starting to see Nitrites. I have been averaging about a water change every other day to keep the water pristine for the German blue Ram.
I am wondering if I have enough fish for an efficient cycle.
Note to self, perhaps send a PM to Lady Hobbs later and ask what she thinks.
Water is nice and clear and planning a water change and plant rescape later in the day after work open house.
10-28-2011, 12:05 AM #32
Day 16. Tank is cloudy today Could it be a bacterial bloom? All fish are still doing fine. Water testings have been as expected. Added a snail a couple days ago to take care of a bit of algae on some rocks.
Named him Sneaky. Blue mystery snail.
11-05-2011, 08:19 PM #33
11/5 I believe I have a cycled tank.
As of today
1 female beta
1 albino bristlenose pleco
1 mystery snail
Thinking of picking up a couple otos to battle diatom but not sure. It seems like I have most of my activity at the bottom of my tank.
11-06-2011, 03:05 AM #34
Diatoms are common in newer tanks. As soon as they run out of silicates to build and maintain their 'shells', diatoms just slowly fade away. They'll be gone for good inside of a month, usually less.
Otocinclus aren't the answer, since they will soon starve to death after eating the diatoms, so patience is the best solution.
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