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Dust, and Cycling Water Changes...

I have curtains by my aquarium, and unfortunately no matter how much I clean them they still drop a little dust when I ruffle them. Is this harmful to the aquarium if some of it happens to drop onto the water surface?

Also, in my 5 gallon I'm doing a fishless cycle with fish food. How often should I change the water when cycling?
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Don't change the water when cycling. And the dust that settles on your curtains most certainly settles in the tank already. Nothing to worry about...
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it will just get sucked up the filter i think
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Also, in my 5 gallon I'm doing a fishless cycle with fish food. How often should I change the water when cycling?
I haven't waited on a full cycle in at least 15 years. Smaller tanks you're better off waiting it out though. It doesn't hurt to change 20-25% during cycling.

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I think I may wait until the sunday after next before I think about plants, making it two weeks from start-up. For fish I will wait for at least three....

On a small side note, I decided to do an asian blackwater theme. To cover up the somewhat unatural looking substrate (for this biotope at least) I'm using a lot of oak leaves...
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You don't have to wait for cycling to add plants. You can put them in before you fill the tank. Many prefer to do it that way as it is easier to plant.
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I thought ammonia levels have the potential to "shock" plants? Hmmm, guess I was wrong.

Oh well, good news then. So would it be fine to add crypts right now?
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