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Old 07-24-2009, 03:48 PM   #11
 
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the bacteria for fresh water is different than that of saltwater. I don't think the bio-wheels are going to be of much help, till you get some fresh water bacteria.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:21 PM   #12
 
i had a bottle of some api bacterial booster that I also threw in there a couple days ago.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #13
 
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get cycle, or colonize from your lfs
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:22 AM   #14
 
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The only bottled bacteria that might work is Tetra Safe Start.Don't waste your money on Cycle or any other bottled bacteria.If the bio wheels were on a salt tank,they won't cycle your FW tank.You also need a constant source of ammonia to sustain the bacteria.It kind of sounds to me like you may be better off just starting from scratch.Your water will become cloudy at the beginning of the cycle.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:53 AM   #15
 
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Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the bacteria for fresh water is different than that of saltwater. I don't think the bio-wheels are going to be of much help, till you get some fresh water bacteria.
I think you're right TW, I'm pretty sure those Bio-Wheels will not help cycle your tank. Read up on cycling your tank from the get-go.....see if you can find a friend who will loan you some gravel from his/her tank to help just start yours.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:02 PM   #16
 
i think im going to just buy some guppies or mollies and throw them in there
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Old 08-10-2009, 04:15 PM   #17
 
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This post is a little late but it seems to me you are trying to rush things.
Slow down........... if you rush it now you will have tons of issues later. And get some new bio wheels. I wouldn't even be using bio wheels that were used in saltwater to try to cycle my freshwater. Its two different types of water with completely different types of bacteria.
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