02-24-2014, 06:40 PM
| || | All I did was use the potting soil substrate topped it with gravel, hooked up and ran the HOB filter with floss and sponge. Filled it with plants and let it run until the readings were where they were supposed to be. I didn't add any ammonia at the start of the cycle like I had read in other posts. According to "wknracer" he did exactly the same thing. I am using well water as we live in the country so it had a decent starting point.
Originally Posted by RSVBiffer
Some of us crave that tea colour, lovely lovely tannins
How did you cycle the tank? The ammonia never seems to have got that high.
I'm not sure other than that why the ammonia didn't get any higher, I definitely wasn't in a hurry to get fish in it so if it took longer because the ammonia was higher I was okay with that.
I'm not fussy about the tannins, I would prefer clear water, lovely clear water lol.