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Old 05-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
 
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cycling ideal temp

is there an ideal temperature for cycling a freshwater tank?
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
 
From what I've been reading recently it seems warm speeds up the life cycle of the bacteria but you have to make sure that you compensate for the extra oxygen being used. Perhaps low to mid 80's with a bubbler? Of course if you have fish in teh tank already, many of them will not tolerate mid 80's temps for long.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
 
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sounds good thanks
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
 
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I go into this issue in the article on bacteria
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...quarium-74891/
explaining the role of temperature and pH in cycling.

But take ladayen's caution seriously, this assumes no fish, i.e. fishless cycling. You can't go messing around with water params with fish present.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:35 PM   #5
 
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good to know
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:13 AM   #6
 
For my $.02, even assuming a fishless cycle, I would culture the bacteria at the same temperature that they will live in with the fish because any gain at higher temperatures is short lived and too slight to bother about. So 76-78 deg F should be fine.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
 
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excellent advice from all.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #8
 
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Kept my temps around 80-82 degrees. Since cycling, I have lowered it to 78 degrees, and I have had no problems at all.
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