Today I started the rebuild process for my tank or tanks not sure how thats fully going to work yet. I started off by cleaning out the 28g. I removed all the susbtrate and all water then rubbed/scrubbed the decor/plants. I then did the same with the filter and heater. After I all that I rinsed eveything with vinegar. Then re rinsed with water. I had black long slimmy alagae that I couldn't slow down. I tried manually pulling it out(that didn't work),then less light time(also didnt work), then stopped feeding my plants(that didn't work, my plants started to die though). I have readded the filter, pump & some decor with live plants. I also added aquarium gravel I had saved for the tank that I had from a previous tank. Anyone see anything I missed? Also if I didn't touch the media will this tank instantly cycle? I will still do water tests tomorrow evening regardless.