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Thread: Cycling Done.

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    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.

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    From what I understand testing the water doesn't lie. When every test reads.
    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    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.

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    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.

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    Today's water test is.
    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 160 ppm
    Going to feed 2ppm of ammonia again to keep BB Alive

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eltylT View Post
    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.
    No feathers ruffled here.

    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

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    So how is the cichlid research going?...I think that tank is ready for some
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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