02-14-2010, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Mean Harri
Alright,well, my tap water has nitrates too. The same amount as in the tank :( which is 20-30 ppm
Start adding ammonia I guess to get this cycling going? I don't want to be messing around tinkering. I want to get it going. Live bacteria in a bottle maybe?
Edit: Just read an article that suggest starting with some algae eating snails, shrimp and fish. Maybe I'll get some snails to stay ahead of the algae issue. And there is plant debris in which they can feed.
Would be careful about what snails I placed in planted tank. Those that eat decaying plant matter will make no distinction between dead or live plant material. Would prolly stick with shrimp.