Can I ask what you imply when you say nothing at all? Are you saying that people get much advice to do something but they choose not to do anything at all because they are overwhelmed?
I don’t mind waiting. I’m just a little confused about why there will be another ugly stage. I like to think of algae as a cause and effect. Nitrates and phosphates high = algae.
Im kind of scratching my head on why I’m going to get algae.
I have the 5 micron socks and I really don’t want to remove them. They are part of my ich management experiment.
Yes, overwhelmed is a suitable word to describe it.
Algae---people get algae running zero nitrates and Phosphates, some people dont
people get algae running 30 nitrates and 2.0 phosphates some people dont
some people have algae blooms 2 years in, some people don't
see what I mean? every tank is different. Pick a "mentor" to lead you and follow along