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post #1 of 6 Old 04-17-2011, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
When is it done cycling

Hi I have a ten gallon and I want to know when it will be done cycling, right now the water is cloudy and I was told that is a sign of a bacteria bloom but when is it truly done cycling and how can I tell.

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2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-17-2011, 03:44 PM
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You can use a test kit or just rough estimate.
It usually takes a month or so with ammonia present


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post #3 of 6 Old 04-18-2011, 12:21 PM
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Cloudiness is not necessarily related to cycling, in fact it rarely is. A "bacterial bloom" causing cloudiness can occur at any time, though most often during the first few weeks because the tank is not "established" [which is not the same as cycled]. Cloudiness can also be caused by the substrate, and this can last days, weeks, even months.

Cycling itself can take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks normally. It depends upon several factors. Having live plants usually results in no discernable "cycle" at all.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-18-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
So I can just add fish from th get go... ADA is the soil and I don't think it is causing water cloudiness and I believe it is a bacteria bloom, BTW Byron it is the same ten gall for the rams.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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So I can just add fish from th get go... ADA is the soil and I don't think it is causing water cloudiness and I believe it is a bacteria bloom, BTW Byron it is the same ten gall for the rams.
Now that I know this info, I would guess the cloudiness is from the substrate. I have a slight cloudiness from Flourite, an enriched substrate similar to ADA. It won't hurt fish, so yes, add some fish if this is planted.

As to when the cloudiness may dissipate, I don't know. My tank with Flourite has been running 5-6 weeks now. It is not bad, it is just not "clear" by comparison to the other tanks in my fishroom.

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-18-2011, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
Same here and again thanks so much. I might be to get the rams soon and more green cabomba.

38 gallon :
Pelvicachromis Taeniatus Nigerian Red not yet breeding pair
4 Pangio Kuhli
12 Hemmigrammus Bleheri
2 Botia Lohachata
1 Botia Straita
1 Ancistrus Sp.
6 Poecilia Reticulata




The Wet Spot Portland Oregon!!!!!!

ADA: Do!aqua Iwagumi 10 gallon size!
7 Clown Killies
7 Ghost shrimp
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