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Removed my UGF and all my rocks 4-5 weeks ago.... tank is still cycling... help

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Removed my UGF and all my rocks 4-5 weeks ago.... tank is still cycling... help
Old 11-04-2013, 12:57 PM   #51
 
Yea i have big mix of plants.. I mentioned em in other posts in the thread...

Telenthara cardinalis.. Wisteria. Water sprite.. Red neseae. Amazon sword. broad leafed anubias... my neseae and telanthara are 4x the size when i got them.. neseae is like orange on all new growth bushy and like 14-15 inches tall.. im suprised the watersprite died.. its aneasy plant to take care off... like in this tank it doed but my harder ones are explpding... yet in my other tanks.. my watersprite is exploding and my neseae isnt doing that great lol.. ah well im not worried bout it
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #52
 
well cycle is done nitrites only lasted for 2 days they were 5ppm yesterday now 0 today.. nitrates are at 40 or so PPM.. so im gonna do a water change now and maybe clean the gravel a bit..
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #53
 
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well cycle is done nitrites only lasted for 2 days they were 5ppm yesterday now 0 today.. nitrates are at 40 or so PPM.. so im gonna do a water change now and maybe clean the gravel a bit..

Just be careful this time.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #54
 
carefull with what what are you talking about ?
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #55
 
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carefull with what what are you talking about ?

removing the ugf would be a very large stirring up the substrate. just clean off the top layer crud. don't stir thing up much.

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Old 11-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #56
 
wouldn't it be easier to relocate the fish, remove the UGF, wait for things to settle, then clean the substrate & put the fish back ?
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #57
 
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removing the ugf would be a very large stirring up the substrate. just clean off the top layer crud. don't stir thing up much.

my .02
UGF was removed .. read the thread. It was removed prior to this thread.
While Candyman glossed over and left out important details you are missing both the title and the whole thread.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #58
 
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UGF was removed .. read the thread. It was removed prior to this thread.
While Candyman glossed over and left out important details you are missing both the title and the whole thread.

My apologies for anyone who is upset.

I understand the UGF was removed and resulted in this thread documenting a very long cycle.

In that process things got stirred up and shocked. Which caused the long cycle.

My concern was simply to not "stirr up" the substrate in the cleaning process. As that may also result in another cycle even if hopefully much shorter duration.

Hence my recommendation to just clean up the detris in the top of the substrate. And to not move the actual substrate around.

But that's just my experience

which as usual is worth at most .02
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