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post #10 of (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Bubba_Shrimp View Post
Go to the LFS in your area and get some used filter media and add it to your filter. This will speed up the cycle a lot!

You mentioned "bacteria bloom". Do you mean algae?
Are you cycling with plants or not? If no plants and you are running lights -turn them off, bacteria doesn't need lights to populate. If with plants, decrease the light period.
Hey Thanks for your reply Bubba! I do have one anubius nano with 9 individual leaves on it. I actually started the cycle with it in the tank.

Well I am pretty sure its a bacteria bloom because it has turned the water a bit white or cloudy but not too bad. Its definitely not a green tint like green water.
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