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so my tank is really close to being done cycling, i was told to put some filter media in from another tank in order to help cycle faster, so i did so and my ammonia is now at 0 which good! but it made a fair bit of mess.. will the detritus from the filter media dissolve? or should i suck it us wih the gravel vacuum after the cycle? and there are no fish in this tank just plants.
I dont know about the detritus, but most substrates tend to always have this, but if its a real mess, hoover it- its not adding anything good to your tank really. What did you it in by the way? Most people use ladies tights.
Most people would advise you that in a well planted tank you can pretty much ignore the cycling phase of your tank and add fish straight in due to the plants taking all am/trites etc up.
Plants do a better job than the bacteria anyway, 4 to 50 times faster ammonia uptake.
Oh, just suck up the crap, it's of no value to the tank now, cycle or not.
As far as detritus from the filter media you should have rinsed first, just remove it with a siphon hose.
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