My 5 gallon tank is cycled w/ carbon filters... since they must be replaced every 4-6 weeks, what should I do? All the BB is in the filter!
Should I cut the filter open & pour out the carbon, then shove that UNDER the new carbon cartridge? I have 3 extras of these & they go w/ my tank. Please help me!
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.
Hi OFL. Again. Lol. Sorry if I keep bothering you but I have a question. A few days ago, I noticed my filter was too strong. I kept it off most of the time and turn it back on sometimes. And today, I bought a valve so I can control the current. I can now keep it on 24/7. :) My question is, was that enough time for BB to colonize just a little bit? I know the cycle takes weeks but I mean in that short amount of time, did BB grow? I'm just worried that when I turned it off the BB start to die off and when I turn it back again, it'll flow my tank with ammonia. If you can't understand my babbling, I'll try to make it more understandable. If you're not confused, please reply back. Sorry if it's confusing... ~LTB
misterbetta-since you have your VM turned off I can't reply to you in your VM-but to answer your question. Its post count that increase your level and to become a moderator you are asked or invited by admin after other moderator recommend you-but only when a moderator is needed to add to the team.
Merl-I think you responded to the wrong person-I don't recommend nor use antibiotic, however, I am not critical of those that do...Plus-I don't have any sick fish