05-01-2007, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Rue
There are different ways to start a tank...
...if you did nothing at all other than add water and run a filter...your tank would like cycle on its own in about 6 weeks...
...you can speed up this process in various ways...
...plants can be added immediately, you don't need to wait for the tank to cycle...they will in fact, often help speed up the process since old leaves will begin to decay...
Cloudy water most often indicates a bacteria bloom...again, if you leave the tank running long enough, it will correct itself...
and if u live in the us u can get something called cycle or bio spira.
Bio spira will cycle ur tank in 24 hours and u can fully stock ur tank