Dark Start Method
When starting up a new aquascape, you are advised to change half the water daily for the first week, every other day for the second week, every three days for the third week, etc....<br />
This is intensive, requires a lot of work and uses a lot of precious water. You can avoid this with the dark start method. The beneficial bacteria in your aquarium have time to develop without annoying start-up algae and the likelihood of your plants growing slime is much reduced.
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