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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2013, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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220g cycle problem

Well, I have used this forum for my sister, and now I have a personal problem! We transferred a bunch of seeded media from our 55g into the canister filters for our 220g, and we also added a heavily seeded sponge filter. At the same time, we introduced 13 gold barbs. After seven days of testing, I have 0 readings for ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates. I would assume that we should have had at least something for nitrates? We have since added 12 denison barbs, along with some bottled bacteria. After four days of testing, we are getting the same results. Anyone know what is going on here? Are we in for another full cycle?
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-04-2013, 10:50 AM
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I think you'll be fine - I wouldn't worry.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-04-2013, 12:18 PM
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You "instant cycled" or rather I guess you could say you skipped having to cycle. All the transferred BB did the trick and even though you added a lot of fish you do have 220g for them and it'll take a while to show nitrates...which is to be expected and just an indicator of water change time. Don't worry.
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You "instant cycled" or rather I guess you could say you skipped having to cycle. All the transferred BB did the trick and even though you added a lot of fish you do have 220g for them and it'll take a while to show nitrates...which is to be expected and just an indicator of water change time. Don't worry.
Thanks! This is what we were thinking, and with my paranoia, I've asked on another forum and received the same type of responses, so I am feeling much better. Sometimes I think I stress out a little too much (and fish are suppose to help one relax!!). Thanks again - very much appreciated :)
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