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post #11 of 14 Old 08-12-2010, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Maybe I looked up the wrong filter.

In any event, I'd have floss and sponge, toss the floss and rinse the sponge in used water.
Well i have no idea where i would get the floss :S, but i woke up this morning and turned the light on and i was greated with a tank that is nearly clear :D.
So another week and then fishys and some plants :D.
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-12-2010, 08:52 AM
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Well i have no idea where i would get the floss :S, but i woke up this morning and turned the light on and i was greated with a tank that is nearly clear :D.
So another week and then fishys and some plants :D.
As I said, poly pillow stuffing from Wal-mart does great and is much cheaper than 'official' pet store bought filter floss.

Your tank won't be cycled in a week, especially a week with no ammonia source. You could start with getting a couple fish of hardy species to begin your cycle. Your tank will likely cloud up again as your biological bed begins to grow in your sponge. The plants will eventually be helpful once the tank ammonia is cycled into nitrites then nitrates.

Good luck.

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post #13 of 14 Old 08-12-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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well we don't have wall mart here in uk but I will have a look around. I thought the tap safe had the extra stuff in to cycle the tank :s. is it possible to cycle the tank with no fish in I don't want to risk them or buy some that I don't really want if that makes sense
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well we don't have wall mart here in uk but I will have a look around. I thought the tap safe had the extra stuff in to cycle the tank :s. is it possible to cycle the tank with no fish in I don't want to risk them or buy some that I don't really want if that makes sense
Oh sorry, then just any kind of poly stuffing (fake cotton don't use real cotton).

Yes it is possible to do a fishless cycle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishless_cycling

http://www.algone.com/index.php?opti...=57&Itemid=114

http://www.aquahobby.com/articles/e_fishless.php

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