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Originally Posted by Byron View Post
Also, do you have any advice as to what I was asking about my cycle, as to whether clearing of 2ppm of ammonia within 15 -18 hours is okay, or if it really is true that I am not cycled until I can clear 2ppm of ammonia within 10-12 hours? And I mean clearing the ammonia within that amount of time for a week straight before adding fish, just to be sure.
Originally Posted by gregedinburgh View Post
Angelfish are predatory by nature, and linear fish tend to be targeted because they are easier to eat. There are those who may keep such fish together, but there are many who can't and won't. As I mentioned recently in another thread, sometimes letting the tetra grow to their mature size before adding the juvenile angels can offset this. We can't change nature, though.
On the ammonia, i have not read of any timeline for this. Nitrosomonas bacteria require approximately 9 hours to divide if ammon ia is present beyond their numbers. Various factors affect this. You might find some background here:
Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]
Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Last edited by Byron; 08-19-2012 at 06:28 PM.
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