08-14-2008, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by iamntbatman
I'm doing a fishless cycle on two tanks right now. I'll admit, they're my first full fishless cycles and they're taking much longer than the tanks I've cycled with danios. It's been two weeks and my ammonia is just now starting to fall and I'm getting nitrite readings.
What exactly are you using for the fishless cycle at the moment? The fastest I've ever managed a fishless cycle is using ammonia (bringing the levels up to 5ppm per day) with a constant temperature of 80 degrees, adding as much mature media to the tank as possible - via used filter media, gravel and ornaments.
Since finding this method, I've never cycled a tank with fish.