07-24-2013, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Bigdawg355
Ok so just tested with API master kit it says ammo 0.25 nitrite is 0 and nitrate is I'd say 2.5
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That's more like it. Shows how far off strips can be, for those naysayers who say there is no proof that the strips can be inaccurate...
Originally Posted by jaysee
I agree, but only because your other tank is still new. If the tank were established then you could transfer media from one filter to the other filter without messing with the donor tank's cycle.
You're not suggesting that they can establish a natural cycle in 7 days are you?
Slightly out of context alert!
Originally Posted by JDM
Don't mess with using other media as all you do is mess with the other tank's cycle. You definitely don't need it to start anything. I did a cycle in a jar with water and fish food only... worked like a charm... full cycle in 7 days.
I'm stating that I have cycled a "tank" with only water, some ammonia source and a container, nothing else is needed to start or establish a cycle and that I managed to establish a full cycle in 7 days... the omission was that it was in a jar that is in the 0.13 gallon range... I am curious to see if I can duplicate it on a larger scale but I have yet to suggest that this timeline can be duplicated in an aquarium.