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post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2007, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Can any type of algae eater survive during ammonia cycling?

I guess this is a silly question, since it wouldn't be called fishless cycling then. But what about snails or something?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2007, 08:30 PM
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Snails are often actually more sensitive than fisjh I'm afriad. I would have to say no to this.

If you're doing a fishless cycle just keep your lights off and you shouldn't see any algae.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-26-2007, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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I actually have plants too, so light is necessary. Just getting a little anxious... I will continue to enjoy my plants for now. Was just getting worried too because I heard that the ammonia cycling can really get some brown gunk all over tank before its done :)
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-27-2007, 03:50 AM
No: Not recommended by Ron.

If employed as a portion of fish cycling with proper feeding then IMHO "no problem" with hardy species.

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