Okay, my tank has been fully cycled since the 6th. Sorry, I forgot to tell you.
I have another question! I'm making you crazy, aren't I..? lol Can BB grow on sand? I know it can on gravel, but what about sand? It's so.. shifty.
My nitrite has been 1ppm last time I checked. I'm waiting a little longer just for an experiment for their survival, (Since you posted, I didn't test just yet) and the last time I dosed ammonia in it took like 3-4 days to go to 0ppm. My ammonia seems to be very well concentrated. I started in the early November, probably the 3rd. I didn't seed the tank either. I should be the one thanking you. ^.^ So, thanks! :D
Okay... It's because my ammonia has been 0ppm for 2 days now so I didn't want them to start dying off. I'm waiting for my nitrite to go to 0ppm and then dose 1 more time for the final cycling procedure.
I don't know the limit. Several days from my own personal experience---I mistakenly left the filter unplugged. In recovering, it had a small ammonia spike and returned to normal within a day. They don't die right away, but go into a suspended state from which they can recover. They're pretty tough as long as they don't dry out. And yes they like lots of O2 in the water.
Hello Hallyx. I have a question about the ammonia-eating BB. How long can it survive without a source of ammonia? By OFL's thread it stated that the BB will die off in 6 hours due to no oxygen pressure or whatever. But what about it's food source? Thanks!