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  1. #391

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    Just hang in there. This happens. Talk to DarkMerlin, her lingering eye twitch might give you a clue. My river tank has slowed down as well. I have nitrites but they aren't going anywhere.
    I understand.. believe me! Rob is right.. I started cycling the 10g at the beginning of April and it didn't cycle until the end of July! I started cycling WITH a betta but the point is it took forever! I was ready to pull my hair out and the hubby was asking everyday when I was going to put fish in it.. Lol! It sucks but patience finally paid off for me just like it will for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    I understand.. believe me! Rob is right.. I started cycling the 10g at the beginning of April and it didn't cycle until the end of July! I started cycling WITH a betta but the point is it took forever! I was ready to pull my hair out and the hubby was asking everyday when I was going to put fish in it.. Lol! It sucks but patience finally paid off for me just like it will for you!
    I can't imagine going thru that. Did you learn patience or just which hats look cute on you after pulling your hair out?

  3. #393

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    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    I can't imagine going thru that. Did you learn patience or just which hats look cute on you after pulling your hair out?
    Haha.. luckily I still have hair! But I found out I can be a lot more patient than I originally thought. I simply didn't have the choice but for you, I think using some seeded media is a great idea! And loved the video.. cichlids are looking great!
    DM's 20g high - journal

  4. #394

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    Thank you, DM!

    I tested the water on the jungle tank when I got home from work. Ammonia is still at 2 ppm. Nitrites and Nitrates are still at zero.
    I have fluval u4 on the cichlid tank and a u3 on the jungle tank. Both use the same biomedia, but in different size cartridges.
    Should I swap out as much biomedia as I can put from the u4 into the u3 and put the biomedia from the u3 into the u 4? Both have sponges too so I wouldn't be removing all the BB from the u4 (plus it will still have some of it's biomedia as the u4 .cartridge is bigger than the one in the u3).

  5. #395

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    Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 BEER!!! - Compass Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass Have another beer for another milestone ;) - steeler58 6000 -- wow - RiversGirl 
    Heres to Bacon Beer :-) - Taurus good job on the yappin! Thanks! - SeaLady Thanks for the rep ;) - steeler58 For the YapMeister - Compass Another milestone! - steeler58 
    TGIF indeed - RiversGirl For passing another memeber ;-) - steeler58 Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    How long has the cichlid tank been cycled, and up and running with fish?

    My intitial answer is no, don't risk messing up a cycle to get another one "kick-started"...
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  6. #396

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    Cichlid tank completed cycling August 8th. Cichlids added on the 9th. There are 3 filters in the cichlid tank. I would be taking partial biomedia from one of the 3 and not disturbing the other 2.

  7. #397

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    Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 BEER!!! - Compass Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass Have another beer for another milestone ;) - steeler58 6000 -- wow - RiversGirl 
    Heres to Bacon Beer :-) - Taurus good job on the yappin! Thanks! - SeaLady Thanks for the rep ;) - steeler58 For the YapMeister - Compass Another milestone! - steeler58 
    TGIF indeed - RiversGirl For passing another memeber ;-) - steeler58 Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Sorry, I forget, what type of biomedia is in the Fluval filters?

    I'm so used to having the AC's...with those, and the large Fluval rings, I'd move 3 or 4 rings, maybe 6, and see what happens

    But I'm not familiar enough with the "u"'s to be comfortable with giving much useful advise...sorry
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  8. #398

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    They are small ceramic pieces. About as big around as a pencil eraser and about 1/2" long.

  9. #399

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    I filled the biomedia cartridge in both filters with as much biomedia as they would hold before putting the filters in the tanks.

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    Have a cup pn me for some great conversation this morning :) - steeler58 T.G.I.F. back at you buddy! - steeler58 BEER!!! - Compass Here's to 11,000.....woe!! - steeler58 T.G.I.F^2 - Taurus 
    for playing the cory game - cm12setx Cheers! - nickellmama27 6000 posts! You'll have to take that thread to a publisher! - Compass Have another beer for another milestone ;) - steeler58 6000 -- wow - RiversGirl 
    Heres to Bacon Beer :-) - Taurus good job on the yappin! Thanks! - SeaLady Thanks for the rep ;) - steeler58 For the YapMeister - Compass Another milestone! - steeler58 
    TGIF indeed - RiversGirl For passing another memeber ;-) - steeler58 Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    It can't hurt then, this is one of those opportunities when it is SO handy to have the loose biomedia bagged up into more than 1 bag per filter, space permitting, and different size bags...that way, you can lend the smaller bag to a tank being cycled so much easier than dealing with loose media...or even sponges, in some instances

    Of course, you need new (rinsed) media in hand to replace what you "stole"
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