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MCheuk
Dear experts,

I read that when a tank is cycled, the Nitrate bacteria grows on all surfaces of the tank. If that's the case:

a) if you scrub the glass panels of your acquarium, would that remove the nitrate bacteria on those surfaces, therefore destabalizing the cycled tank?
b) if the above is true, would an algae eater be eliminating the nitrate bacteria too when it cleans the surfaces of the tank?

Just curious.

Thanks.
CyberET
a) yes and no (thats what filters r for, to replace tank glass panels)
b) no idea
The Matrix
QUOTE(MCheuk @ Sun, 28 Jan 2007 8:26 pm) *

Dear experts,

I read that when a tank is cycled, the Nitrate bacteria grows on all surfaces of the tank. If that's the case:

a) if you scrub the glass panels of your acquarium, would that remove the nitrate bacteria on those surfaces, therefore destabalizing the cycled tank?
b) if the above is true, would an algae eater be eliminating the nitrate bacteria too when it cleans the surfaces of the tank?

Just curious.

Thanks.


these bacteria are light sensitive and would not like to be expose to lited area. As such, there may be some chance that the bacteria are around the glass but at very minimal quantity. Scrubing makes no difference to a cycled tank.
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