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Fast Cycling for 25 Gallon Tank.

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Fast Cycling for 25 Gallon Tank.
Old 06-25-2009, 05:16 PM   #11
 
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My mom doesn't want me to stink up the house, and I agree with her.
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:13 AM   #12
 
Go out and buy some zebra danios (generally 99 cents each) and throw in the tank. It's an old school method (outdated to most) but i think it is the easiest way. Plus you get to enjoy fish while you cycle.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #13
 
the frozen shrimp method is just putting a frozen shrimp in a ziplock, punching a buncha holes, and dropping it into your tank. The water should cloud up within a couple of days and the shrimp will rot. However, seeing ur first post, i wouldl recommend against a pleco ina 25 gallon. They do grow up to over a foot long so that will consume almost ur entire tank capacity when they get larger.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:22 AM   #14
 
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today is the day i get the tank!!!
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Old 06-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #15
 
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Whoo-hoo! The tank has been up and running for 24 hours now. I have Ammonia, Nitrites and Nitrates! I put some 13 fish in, and my Ammonia hasn't spiked yet. My mom is all, "I can't believe you're gonna let them die" and I keep telling her that if they survive, they will live shorter, less full fish lives and I'd be humane in euthanizing them.

But WHOO-HOO FOR NITRATES!

I did seed the tank with about a gallon from my established tank and a sponge from the filter.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:42 PM   #16
 
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Go out and buy some zebra danios (generally 99 cents each) and throw in the tank. It's an old school method (outdated to most) but i think it is the easiest way. Plus you get to enjoy fish while you cycle.
I did this and really wish I hadn't. I've now got a few zebra danios zipping around in my display tank that I'll never catch, unless I want to break the tank down, which I won't do. Next time I'm going fishless!
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:29 AM   #17
 
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Lol, are they really that fast?
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #18
 
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Yes! They are crazy hyper fish and I'm stuck with them.
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Old 06-28-2009, 03:27 PM   #19
 
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XD
You should make a video.
Are they like... Super spaz fast like little kids?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:03 PM   #20
 
its also possible to do a slow fish cycle. Introducing one or two fish at a time... but i guess its a little late to suggest that.
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