tank cycling fish - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 05-04-2007, 06:04 AM
Member
 
Falina's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Enzo
white clouds dont die when u cycle a tank
They are hardy but cycling also subjects them to permanent stress and damage very unfortunately. Fish brought in a tank that has already been cycled will live longer than those subjected to stress and damage brought by cycling circumstances.
Exactly!

Damage due to cycling is rarely immediately obvious! Liver problems, which are often the result of fish being used throughout cycling due to the initially high nitrates cause the fish to die slowly, just as an example.
Falina is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 05-04-2007, 02:53 PM
New Member
 
if u can get ur hands on bio spira or something with the right bacteria then do that[/info]
xxthrwitdwnxx is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 05-04-2007, 03:16 PM
Member
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
I would say if you really want to use fish to cycle the tank get common feeder guppies. By the time the tank is cycled you should have a huge bioload from them breeding and be able to replace them with about the same biomass, in other words if you have 30 guppies you could put in 5-6 swords and be safe if removing the guppies.
fish_4_all is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 05-04-2007, 11:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xxthrwitdwnxx
if u can get ur hands on bio spira or something with the right bacteria then do that[/info]

That's what I was going to say! :D That's is what I did for my FOWLR tank, and as long as you get the freshwater version, and then wait 24 hours, then it should work.
Age of Aquariums is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My tank cycling all went wrong. Fish died, nitrite out of nowhere, What the What!? ChocoboDragon Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 11-28-2009 06:37 PM
My Fish Tank Won't Finish Cycling MXS Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 15 08-21-2009 10:40 AM
Cycling with fish... Trish Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 08-11-2008 07:50 AM
Not cycling? More fish? kaosfere Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 5 07-04-2007 01:09 PM

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