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post #1 of 2 Old 09-23-2008, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
How long will a cycle "last" w/o fish?

I got help with my own situation, but I am still curious if anybody knows.

Once an aquarium has cycled (i.e. ammonia and nitrite have spiked and then returned to 0ppm, while nitrate continues to rise) - how long will this balance last without the addition of new ammonia (i.e. fish)?

Anybody know the answer?
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-23-2008, 03:21 PM
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if there is nothing to feed the bacteria,
they won't last long at all,within a couple of days
they will start to die,
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