I used to work with kids and one day one of them said she had found some tadpoles at the playcentre and was taking them home. I was very confused because there was no pond. Child produced a manky old water bottle with several gnat larva in there and would NOT be told that they weren't tadpoles. So in the end I had to give in and let her take them home I really hope her mum threw them out before they turned into gnats!
Have not planned type of fish yet because if I did I would start getting anxious and would probably rush the cycle. I simply would like community fish that do not pull up plants and #OOPS# nitrate remover!
Yeah, I'm pleased with how its starting, been doing a lot of reading on here so that has prepared me well.
Only concern is with my high nitrate levels (currently 80ppm), which is only going to rocket once the cycle is on its last stage, I know the plants will reduce this when I get them in next week, though I have not got a clue as to how much this would reduce it by.
Gnat Larvae gone - phew!
Will upload some setup images next week when the plants are in - good for the record :)