05-03-2012, 01:34 PM #21
Im starting a journel on this adventure so hopefully you will follow along and help me out as I go.
05-03-2012, 01:35 PM #22
I will post daily with feedback and water specs
05-03-2012, 02:30 PM #23
Don't feel bad - I've been there and had done that, too! I had a tank of young discus arrive with an uncycled filter!!!
The key is large, daily water changes to keep ammonia levels low. Your water changes need not be as large as mine since guppies are fairly tough guys ... .
Best of luck and use a treatment to passivate ammonia and do your best to keep the levels down. Extra air is a good idea. The filter will cycle but could take a while.
All can go very well so don't worry.Knowledge is fun(damental)
A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is fifteen Sterba's Corys. Filters: canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber that removes phosphates and nitrates! Also, a highly dangerous commercial nitrate removal unit from hell
For Stocking Questions see: http://aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php?
For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
05-03-2012, 02:56 PM #24
Thanks for the info. Im not sure if I should add anything for the ammonia as I think it ruins the Safestart??? Water changes are no problem very easy to do. I did a 80% water change in 5 minutes so I can change what I need daily if thats what I have to do.
05-03-2012, 03:26 PM #25
That's good to know. You'll be doing lots of water changes, but seems like you have a plan! Good luck!
05-03-2012, 04:12 PM #26
How will I actually know when my tank is cycled? No amm and no nitrates?
05-03-2012, 04:16 PM #27
No ammonia and no nitrites. NitrAtes will be the last step in the cycle and that's what you take out with your water changes. The first two are taken care of by the beneficial bacteria once your tank is cycled.