View Full Version : It's Done!!!

02-15-2009, 02:08 PM
Well finally after 5+ patience testing weeks, my fishless cycle appears to be done:19: ! 2-3 ppm ammonia goes to 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite in about 11 hrs. I know it can bounce around a bit, so I'm going to give it a couple more days to make sure. What do you think of this stocking?

72g Bowfront
6 Rose Line Torpedo Barbs
8 Cories, hoping for Sterbai but seem to be hard to find. Also like Trilineatus.
10 Zebra Danios
1 BN Pleco, later
1 pair Kribs or Apistos, possibly later

Does a temp of about 76-77 seem OK for this tank?

Lady Hobbs
02-15-2009, 02:17 PM
Congrats on your completed cycling. Yea.......

Do a large water change and you are ready for fish now. You don't want to wait until bacteria dies off. Keep adding a bit of ammonia if you can't get fish in there, tho.

02-15-2009, 02:38 PM
Congrats! I can't wait for pictures!

02-15-2009, 02:42 PM
That's great! Have fun!thumbs2:

02-15-2009, 02:44 PM
woo congrats!

02-15-2009, 03:40 PM
Good JOb!!

02-16-2009, 02:55 PM
Well I'm going to have to keep it going for another few days because, 1, the tank needs to settle a little more(cycle #'s jumping a bit), and 2, the LFS didn't have the torpedo barbs at the moment (coming early this week). He does have the Sterbai cories though, so I'm excited about that. Should have inhabitants by next weekend though :19: !

02-16-2009, 03:14 PM
Congrats on the cycle! Well done!:22:
Why not get the corys now instead of adding more ammonia?

02-16-2009, 04:19 PM
Congrats on the cycle! Well done!:22:
Why not get the corys now instead of adding more ammonia?

I'm just afraid of a mini cycle, and I figured I give it a couple of more days for the cycle to stabilize, it did seem to bounce a bit. It was 0 nitrite @ 10 hrs one day and then .25 @ 10 hrs the next. Believe me, it killed me to not have them today, especially after seeing them in person for the 1st time yesterday:18: . They really are neat little fish. The torpedos i had seen there 2 weeks ago were sold. But the shop gets them each week, so I will be calling during the week so I don't miss out. And I will stock them all together.

02-16-2009, 04:29 PM
If you saw Nitrites, you did right by not getting the Corys. Many would recommend that Corys should only be added to a mature tank...one that has been stable for three months or more...