Thread: Just bought a new Tank
11-01-2009, 01:18 AM #1
Just bought a new Tank
Its a 135 gallon and i was wondering what would be the best way to cycle it without fish? i would like it ready for use in 2 weeks if thats possible.
P.S. I dont have a filter for it yet..Do i need a filter to start cycling it?
11-01-2009, 01:20 AM #2
11-01-2009, 01:22 AM #3
Yes you absolutely need a filter!
My 135 works great with a Rena xp3 and an ac110.
I do water changes every 5-6 days and nevber have a problem.
Fishless cycle with ammonia will work but may take longer.
If you have a cycled tank that you can atake media from use it.Stock the tank slowly with proper water changes and it should be fine.Ray Your Freindly Neighborhood,Fully Mod-ified, Self-appointed Pic Hound!! Need pics!!!
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11-01-2009, 02:41 AM #4
Will sand and driftwood from my old tank be enough? Im going to use the filter from it as well seeing as i need one.
11-01-2009, 02:48 AM #5
How big is your other tank? If your filter is big enough for the 135 gallon tank, I would imagine you would have an instant cycle. But then your other tank might get a spike.55 gallon community tank
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11-01-2009, 03:00 AM #6
Moving sand and driftwood and the filter media from the old tank will make a huge difference. So will moving some plants. To further jump start it you can put water from the old one into the new when you do water changes.Do as I say. Not as I do.
11-01-2009, 03:07 AM #7
I recently set up a new (used) 40 gallon tank. I put new gravel in and used filter media from an established tank to seed the new setup. I also moved a fair amount of Najas from a couple other tanks and some Endler's into the new setup to get it established. I may be moving a few pieces of driftwood and some sand from a couple other tanks as well, depending on how well/quickly the new one becomes established.
11-01-2009, 03:20 AM #8
My other tank is only a 60 gallon tank.