04-17-2013, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Fear2000
ok i bought a 46gall use tank, the old owner empty the tank a day before pick up, i pick it up a day after and set it up so i can start the cycle i just rinse the media on a fluval 250 canister filter, but i did not put new media so i guess there were bacteria on the filter, that was Saturday.
yesterday i did a water test and this is what i came, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 5, pH 7.8 and high range pH 7.6.
my question is this mean that the tank is bean cycle and is safe for fish? and also , the pH is good for cichlids?
Thank You all.
Did you rinse the gravel, tank, filter or media with TAP water straight from the tap or did you use De-chlorinated tap water from a tub/bucket or old tank water?
Chlorine will kill your good bacteria so depending on your answer you may be facing another cycle.