Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Slowly but surely

Well it's probably been 3 or 4 weeks now and the ammonia in the new tank is finally at 0. This is a good thing since ammonia is toxic to marine life. The bad news is that all that ammonia has been converted into nitrites, which is basically just as toxic. So the waiting game continues, but at least its progress.

Diatom algae has appeared. Very common in new tanks and usually a sign that a cycle has occurred. I believe this is fed by silica/silicates present in new tank and will cycle itself out once its nutrient source has been used up. Not that this really matters to anyone but me anyway...doesnt look nice though...

If i've done and continue to do things right though, this should hopefully be the last time i make any posts about nuisance algae in the tank.

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