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Thread: cycling problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    I think 850R is asking these question because some people read the manufacture's recommendations to replace fither media every 3 months (or so) and actually do that. This is a problem as if you do this, you will loose almost all the bacteria that you need to keep the water safe for your fish. Changing it will cause you to have to cycle your tank again
    I have some filter media that is now 4 years old and I can't see myself chaning it any time soon
    i dont change all of them at once so i would have to re-cycle
    i change one piece of media once in 6 months (later than what they ask)
    i would do what the company recommends
    i have been doing this with no problem

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    Just offering my experiances and opinions is all

    So I take it you have more than one tank? After all, you orginal post says you have been cycling this tank for a month yet your last post stated you change the media every 6 months. You also stated you wanted to change your filter media in another post in this thread which lead me to make my recommendations. I may be able to offer you some better advice if we were only talking about one tank in this thread.

    Or am I mistaken ???
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    i have 2 tanks

    1.5 gal- cycleing

    20 gallon- replaceing the sponge filter

    i am going to ask one more time hoping for an answer if i put the used cycled sponge on the gravel in my 1.5 will it help cycle it

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    i have 2 tanks

    1.5 gal- cycleing

    20 gallon- replaceing the sponge filter

    i am going to ask one more time hoping for an answer if i put the used cycled sponge on the gravel in my 1.5 will it help cycle it
    If you have a sponge that has well established beneficial bacteria from an existing tank, you can tuck it or cut off part of it, and stuff it in your 1.5 gal tank filter and you should have an instant cycle. Done.

    Putting it on the gravel will be of little value as there will be no water flowing through it.

    As for replacing your sponges in your 20 gallon - I agree with Cliff and 850R and anyone else who has said just rinse in old tank water and put it back. Why spend the money and risk losing your BB?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    It vertainly could, but not nearly as much as much as putting it in your filter would help. The bacteria needs good flow to be effective as well as to process the ammoina, nitrites, and to grow and reproduce.

    We are all trying to help you here
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    ok
    so your saying if i cut part of the sponge of and place it in the filter with no other media added it will instant cycle
    if i put the sponge there would i need to add an other types of media
    can i add the sponge along with my tetra small bio bag which 850r pointed out useless

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafa
    ok
    so your saying if i cut part of the sponge of and place it in the filter with no other media added it will instant cycle Should do the trick
    if i put the sponge there would i need to add an other types of mediaMore media is always better. More media, more places for BB to colonize and grow. so if you have room for it, yes, add more media - as in the bio balls
    can i add the sponge along with my tetra small bio bag which 850r pointed out useless
    the point 850R was trying to make is that after a month the carbon is of no value and the media that surrounds it does not have a lot of area to grow BB. The best solution would be to add the sponge and some bio balls but until you get them, there is nothing hurt by leaving the small bio bag in place if there's room for it. Once the bio balls arrive, toss the bag, leave the sponge and add the bio balls. Make sense?
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    +1 to the above

    Take some seeded filter media from your other exsisting cycled filter, and add it the filter on this tank, along with some biological filter media. This will help you to cycle this tank a great deal.
    Last edited by Cliff; 01-03-2013 at 02:09 AM.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    thank you guys sooo much
    the thread is officaly closed

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    I'm sorry but I'm now a little confused here and I want to make sure I gave you accurate advice that will help you

    You do have biological filter media in this tank, cirrect ?

    You don't just have carbon and sponges, do you ?

    I just want to make sure I did not miss anything
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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