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  1. Default Any chance of losing my cycle with too few fish?


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    Hi all
    Got to thinking ... my 90 gal completed its cycle 9-16 (only took 3 weeks - yea!!). So, on Sunday, I bought fish. Double yea!!
    I have 7 little fish in the tank now - all of which will grow up to be big fish and fill it out nicely.
    I have in the tank:
    1 angel - about 2 1/2 inches or less
    2 blood parrots - also about 2 inches or less
    1 geofagus - 2 inches
    1 EBJD - not quite 2 inches
    1 pleco - 2 1/2 inches
    1 severum - about 2 inches or less.
    2 baby apple snails

    So until they grow up, should I be concerned that those few smallish fish will be enough to keep my beneficial bacteria from dying?---
    Would it be advisable to maybe add a school of nice sized tetras then rehome them when the bioload maxes out?

    I don't want to make any mistakes at this stage - not now that I've come this far.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I don't think you'll lose your cycle. Your bacteria will just adjust to the amount of fish in the tank, and stay there unless you add more.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 12 Conga Tetras, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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    I would not add more at this time. I would also add some Stability just to play it safe and make sure what you already have don't cause an ammonia spike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I would not add more at this time. I would also add some Stability just to play it safe and make sure what you already have don't cause an ammonia spike.
    Sounds good.
    I'm unfamiliar with Stability but have seen you mention it before. Not sure how it functions but I'll get some first chance I get -- which won't be until Monday.
    thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    I keep it around just for minor mini-spikes, etc. Pretty good stuff, really.

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    The bacteria you grew while cycling will die off (or increase) until it reaches equilibrium to the bio-load created by the fish. Then, as long as you don't screw it up, the bacteria should stay in equilibrium to the bio-load. As the fish grow, their bio-load grows, and the bacteria will also grow.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I keep it around just for minor mini-spikes, etc. Pretty good stuff, really.
    I just went out on Drs Foster and Smith and placed an order. If ONLY I'd stopped with just the Stability
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1
    The bacteria you grew while cycling will die off (or increase) until it reaches equilibrium to the bio-load created by the fish. Then, as long as you don't screw it up, the bacteria should stay in equilibrium to the bio-load. As the fish grow, their bio-load grows, and the bacteria will also grow.
    Me? Screw up? Never. Well, almost never ... or Hardly ever ... Okay, I've been known to ... Often. But not lately

    thanks. makes sense now
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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