I spoiled myself with a new 150 g (600litres) tank with a 15g sump(estimated,might be bigger). No I'm not coverting to saltwater, been there done that, and lost lots of money.
My 80g tank is still running and planning to move Oscars, Arowana and Deacons over to the new big brother when it has cycled.
That brings me to me to my question.
- Has anyone done a fishless cycle on a 150g tank without adding ammonia (struggling to get it here) ?
- How long did it take and what was the parameters coupled to time?
- This will be my first attempt to do a fishless cycle without any chemicals.
I have only used fish food to start the process. It has been running for 6 days now. Water still cloudy but starting to clear up.
Current Water parameters
- Ammonia - 1.0
- Nitrite - 0
- Nitrate - Slight trace of Nitrate but nothing signifficant.
- Temp - 28 Celsuis
- Ph - 7.4
Any ideas, suggestions or experiences will be helpful.