08-25-2006, 03:11 PM
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algae eater and cycling questions
Hi, I've been lurking for about a week now, this is my first post. I recently obtained a ten gallon tank and its been cycling for about 3 days now with 2 zebra danios and 3 marble mollies. I've read a lot about cycling on this and other sites, but I still have a few questions about the process.
Since I am cycling with fish, I need to keep the ammonia level low, right? From what I've read, this is accomplished by frequent water changes, about 20% every 3 days. Just wondering if this info is accurate. I did a 15% water change this morning, so I want to make sure I'm on the right track here as I am new at this hobby :)
Also, and totally unrelated, when can I get an algae eater/bottom feeder? Does the tank need to be fully cycled before I can get one?
Thanks in advance