10-09-2006, 01:07 PM
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Re: Cycling Help!
Originally Posted by koolman56
Ok i bought a powerehead, gravel, artificial plants, activating carbon, driftwood, caves etc should i put all these items when cycling my tank(the tank is brand new) ;)
thank you for your help
1. What type of filter are you using, and
2. Are you cycling the tank with fish or with ammonia?
Don't add carbon to the filter - I only use this when I'm removing meds after a course of treatment. It won't serve any purpose whilst cycling.
Add the gravel and all the tank ornaments etc, as these will help hold beneficial bacteria.
Also, do you have a liquid testing kit yet?
You'll need to have tests for Ammonia, pH, Nitrite and Nitrate.