Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Default 40 gal cycle help


    0 Not allowed!
    Hi i set up a 40 gal tank a week and a half ago and added some driftwood with plants from an established aquarium. I also added 5 small tiger barbs and 2 danios for ammonia but im still not getting a nitrate or nitrite reading is there anything i can do to speed this process up?

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You can look under freshwater beginners for cycling with or without fish.

    Explains the process very well.

    To bad I found it a day late and had already ordered fish lol

  3. #3

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Cycling with fish takes time. 1 to 2 months is not un-heard of.

    The only way to speed it up is to get some already cycled bio-media from another tank and add it to yours.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  4. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Would it help if i cut the filter sponge in half from my other tank and added it to my 40 gal filter? Im using the penguin 200 rotating bio wheel filter.

  5. #5

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes it would

    Just keep a close eye on the water parameters on your old tank just to make sure you don't cause a mini spike in that tank. You should be OK tho if you have other bio-media in the other tank's filter.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  6. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    okay thats what i will do then thankyou for your input

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    One more thing i forgot to mention, is there such thing as too much bubbles? I have 2 long bubble stones alon the back of my tank and there are alot of tiny bubbles floating around my tank is this okay?

  8. #8

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Extra O2 is a good thing during a cycle. As long as the extra flow doesn't bother the fish you should be good.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

  9. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Okay they seem pretty happy so ill keep them on thanks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •