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05-26-2013, 06:24 PM #1
Just wanted to celebrate, looks like my fish-in cycle on our original 20 gallon has completed and all the danios made it thru it. The last 3 days my ammonia and nitrite has been zero and nitrates are around 5 to 10 ppm.
We have a new 37g and a QT doing a fish less cycle so no new fish till they are ready (especially the QT) but it feels like a milestone to have 1 done.
I will continue to monitor the water daily for a while to be sure, but what a relief to not be doing the water changes every day or 2 now. Once a week is going to seem too easy now.
05-26-2013, 06:31 PM #2
05-27-2013, 02:24 AM #3
05-27-2013, 02:31 AM #4
0When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Dear naps, sorry I hated you so much when I was a child... Love me
05-27-2013, 02:36 AM #5Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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05-27-2013, 05:28 PM #6
Normally I wouldn't cycle the QT, but I am changing filters from the ones that came with the kits, the media on the 20G is a biowheel that doesn't move easily to another filter, upgrading to a bigger tank as well as wanting to have the QT running for new fish, so I decided to cycle the new tank fishless and do the QT at the same time (both because of the filter change and also as an opportunity to learn more about fishless cycle thru experience)
After all the changes are done all the tanks will be running AC filters so I will have an extra smaller bag of biomax in the 37G ready to be pulled out for the QT tank when it is needed.
05-27-2013, 05:31 PM #7