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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
congratulations!!!30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
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Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492
05-27-2013, 02:24 AM #3
05-27-2013, 02:31 AM #4
0When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
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.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
05-27-2013, 02:36 AM #5
046 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies
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