Thread: Cycling Done.
11-28-2013, 07:27 PM #21
I am NOT an expert , I have only been in the hobby this time for 2 short years and I'm still learning everyday . I'm NOT trying to start a debate or burst your bubble or anything like that , but 17 days seems like a very short length of time for a complete cycle process . Is it really possible to cycle a tank that quick . Again I am no expert , just a curious student ! And please forgive me if I have offended ANYONE.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
11-28-2013, 08:10 PM #22
From what I understand testing the water doesn't lie. When every test reads.
Nitrate 80 to 160 ppm
Then the tank is cycled unless every thing I have read about cycling and testing is a faults statement . Also I have been adding mulm from my other 55 gal tank when I first started.
11-28-2013, 08:20 PM #23
Water doesn't lie, but people make mistakes. I am just asking you to be certain.
EltyIt, It is quite possible for a tank to be cycled in that time. 2-3 weeks is all it takes when things are done properly. When you add mulm or filter media it can even be much quicker.When 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.
11-28-2013, 08:59 PM #24
Today's water test is.
Nitrate 160 ppm
Going to feed 2ppm of ammonia again to keep BB Alive
11-28-2013, 09:06 PM #25
OK thanks for the clear up mommy1 . Sorry freashfish , I didn't realize mulm would jumpstart it that quick . Like I said I wasn't trying to ruffle any feathers , was just curious. Learning every day.ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.
11-28-2013, 09:19 PM #26
This is all still new to me also I did my first 55 with mulm and gravel plus put a 30 gal filter on off my 10 gal. And got lucky none of my fish died before I knew about fish less cycle. My first mistake was dumping the ammonia in instead of using a dropper this time around.But everything turned out for the best now. Buy trying to figure out this cichlid thing what work with what and what I can get local is driving me nuts! Lol
12-04-2013, 08:07 PM #27