brackish water tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 12-28-2007, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
brackish water tank

guys !
i need some helpful info about brackish water tank . im in process of cycling my BW tank , i plan to keep in there green spotted puffer. So far i got 3 black mollies to help it with cycle . my questions are : how long would it take to get my tank cycled ? should i make regular water changes while cycling? if so , how much ? Or should i add only water after some is evaporated ? how can i lower salinity if its too high?

thanks in advance
atd80 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 12-28-2007, 03:48 PM
The big theme, lately, has been the amount of time it takes a tank to cycle. There is no answer etched in stone. The will be cycled when the tank is cycled. IT can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 12 weeks. The tank will tell you when it is ready. I've said this before and I'' probably say it 1000 more times. BE PATIENT. The tank will tell you when it is ready. Just keep testing.
herefishy is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 12-30-2007, 12:57 AM
Member
 
I believe you put it best in telling me "Cycling best friend is a good liquid regeant test kit, and a good barber to fix your hair after you pulled half of it out." LOL

"Cycling best friend is a good liquid regeant test kit, and a good barber to fix your hair after you pulled half of it out."
Holly is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 12-30-2007, 03:49 PM
Member
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
I'd say not to so much worried about when it will be cycled as when it will be cycled and established enough for a puffer to be comfortable. Three months minimum, 6 months better. Get your mollies good and established, but in enough to max out the tank, then worry about the puffer in June or July. (Give away the mollies when you add the puffer/s)

Logic is only the beginning of wisdom
tophat665 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
Stocking my Brackish water tank! Mikeyboi86 Brackish Water 13 03-10-2010 03:08 AM
Hornwort in brackish water Holeintheworld Beginner Planted Aquarium 1 07-08-2009 01:58 PM
Brackish Water robind Water Chemistry 3 02-17-2009 06:16 PM
api freshwater kit and brackish water Aquarius Keeper Brackish Water 1 10-10-2008 01:11 AM

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