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jkastner19 08-26-2007 08:25 PM

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?

Falina 08-26-2007 08:30 PM

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.

jkastner19 08-26-2007 08:35 PM

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 :)

jones57742 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.

TR


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