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post #21 of 25 Old 04-27-2011, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, I could put some gravel and decorations in from the 30 gal, but if there is no ammonia in the 75 gal, won't the bacteria just die off?

6 days in, still no ammonia readings.

What fish did you use to cycle your cichlid tank with?
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post #22 of 25 Old 04-27-2011, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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New development - Just went downstairs and the water in the tank is crystal clear, still stinky and still no reading of ammonia, Nitrites or Nitrates.
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Yes, I could put some gravel and decorations in from the 30 gal, but if there is no ammonia in the 75 gal, won't the bacteria just die off?

6 days in, still no ammonia readings.

What fish did you use to cycle your cichlid tank with?
As long as their is some source of ammonia the bacteria wont die...i.e. raw shrimp, fish, fish food, pure ammonia.

I had what was suppose to be three Firemouth cichlids...turned out one was a Red Devil. So once the Red Devil started to mature enough that I could tell she wasnt a FM, she killed the other FMs. Once I realized she was a Red Devil, I knew I couldnt house her so I traded her at my LFS and re-did the tank by giving my smaller tank (which was 4 guppies & a molly-still have all the same guppies plus some) the larger tank which turned into nothing but guppies, cories, some neons and a molly.

With such a large tank, maybe you arent using enough shrimp? Give it time, patience is key to cycling.

Do you have active carbon in the filter? Carbon helps with foul smells and such.

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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Yeah... there is carbon in the filter.

Im just surprised there is absolutely no ammonia yet, 5 large shrimp for 6 days now.

Will just have to wait it out I guess :)
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post #25 of 25 Old 04-27-2011, 07:53 PM
Keep us posted if you need any more ideas or suggestions. And good luck.

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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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