Conversation Between Oldfishlady and teeneythebetta
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- It sounds like the plants are in active growth and using the ammonia from the source water as well as the bio-filtration kicking in....and yes, 4 weeks is about average time to get the nitrogen cycle established-especially with that little boost of ammonia from the source water....
- Hello OFL! My tank has been cycling for about 4 weeks (10 gal, heated filtered, houses 1 betta & 2 nerite snails).. My tap water contains .5 ppm ammonia... Today I have 0 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrite, between 5-10 nitrate. Is it possible for a tank to cycle this fast?? I did not use any seeded materials & I only have 2 small live plants. Thanks.
- I would make a couple of large water changes and check your water prams before you add the Betta....I wouldn't do a 100% unless needed....You can remove all the water-but don't clean the walls or over vacuum since you will already have some good bacteria starting to colonize....
- Betta** Oh forgot to mention I don't have any live plants in the cycling tank, I removed them for now. I heard that cranking the heater up to 86 degrees would help it cycle and I was worried the heat would harm my plants.. I don't have very many live plants currently though.
- I will eventually have it divided into two sections with 1 female Berta on each side along with 2 nerite snails. My filter is the aqua tech 5-15 power filter with bio fiber biological filtration. The only thread I've made regarding the cycling is titled "Fastest way to cycle a tank" located in the Betta bowl/habitat section.
Thank you for your time! :)