how long? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
saint's Avatar
 
how long?

how long do you think it would take to cycle a new 3foot tank that ive used a pump media thats already been thru a cycle and im using this stuff from nutrafin called cycle AND ive used a little bit of water out of a cycled tank...

wow how many times can i say cycle.... oops there i go again... rofl
saint is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 05:54 AM
Member
 
xingumike's Avatar
 
Its directly proportional to the length of the piece of string.

using those methods i have heard it happening in the order of 48 hours but only you will know at the end of the day.

there's a storm a coming........
xingumike is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
saint's Avatar
 
hmm, i have a draw full of pieces of string... il just grab a random one and measure it
saint is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 07:05 AM
Member
 
Amphitrite's Avatar
 
There are so many different factors involved - and no two tanks are ever exactly the same.

Do you have any fish in the tank? Oh - and adding water from a cycled tank won't speed up the process as it doesn't hold any beneficial bacteria - this is contained in the filter, ornaments and gravel.

I would say that if you can get a load of gravel or some ornaments from a cycled tank, that will help to speed up the process. Good luck with it :)
Amphitrite is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
saint's Avatar
 
nah, no fish in it. just doin a fishless cycle
saint is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 05-03-2007, 07:30 AM
Member
 
xingumike's Avatar
 
you will have a de-nitrifying colony (albeit small) already as you have used existing media, you need to check whether the chemicals you are using are feeding this colony as without fish there is no ammonia.

If this isn't the case you will still need to feed the tank as per the usual fishless cycle methods

there's a storm a coming........
xingumike is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome