10-03-2012, 06:38 AM
| || | It appears as though I am! Thank you, I knew about building bacteria up. I didnt know about the water changes whilst doing a fish less cycle, so thanks! I am in the UK also, perhaps you could PM me? I do have some now, but likewise, I wouldnt want to say on here. Re: the 7-9 weeks, (I asume you mean cycle and water change fishless for 7-9 weeks) I found this to vary on other websites i.e. some people successfully cycling in 2 weeks. Isnt it a case of testing water parametres regularly to see when I have cycled? Especialyl as I used filter media from anothe tank?
Originally Posted by madyotto
i think you may be at some misunderstanding here
when you cycle a tank it is to build up bacteria in =
1. your filter media.
2. your substrate.
almost anything in the tank.
if the chemical ammonia/nitrite/nitrate get to much for the bacteria it will kill it and your tank looses its immunity so when you are in the cycle period you have to do water changes to dilute the chemicals to let the bacteria colonize correctly
use a top quality water conditioner i wont suggest any names because im in uk and they do differ
do this for at least 7-9 weeks