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Thread: Cloudy Water

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    0 Not allowed!
    So why does he not cultivate Nitrosomonas in his filtration system?
    They consume ammonia.

    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot View Post
    t0 keep the amm0nia at a level that is safe f0r the fish... D0n't w0rry the fish will make m0re.

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    *facepalm* That's what he's doing....


    Here ---

    That will explain a fishless cycle.
    Last edited by MandyK; 07-14-2013 at 06:26 PM.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannyFlats View Post
    So why does he not cultivate Nitrosomonas in his filtration system?
    They consume ammonia.
    That's just what cycling does - it permits the growth of those bacteria in the filter, but you need SOME ammonia to do this - with fish in the tank, you can only allow a minimum amount in there otherwise the fish are harmed (hence, water changes - this slows down bacterial growth - the less ammonia present, the slower the bacteria grow). Without fish in the tank, you can bring ammonia up to a higher level right away and grow bacteria much faster - no water changes needed during fishless cycling.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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