I set up my 10 gallon aquarium 11 days ago. I cycled without fish for 5 days and the on the sixth day added three Brilliant Rasbora. Twice since then I did partial water changes of about 4.5 liters each time.
The steps I took were
1. I used a gravel cleaner to remove what ever waste I could. I went over the whole bottom.
2. After dumping the bucket I filled it with approximately the same amount of tap water as I removed.
3. I then added 5 ml of Nutrafin Aqua Plus and 5 ml of Nutrafin cycle to the bucket.
4. I poured the bucket as carefully as I could into the aquarium.
When I did that it stirred up a large amount of what I call waste or debris. Would that be common or what am I doing wrong.
I also noticed some white algae on the front glass. Do I such need an algae scrapper to clear it off ever few days.
I am trying to learn the proper way to look after fish with my grandkids and any advice or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.