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Conversation Between Hallyx and LebronTheBetta
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  1. LebronTheBetta
    12-12-2012 02:14 PM - permalink
    That's good to know. :) Thank you!
  2. Hallyx
    12-11-2012 08:16 PM - permalink
    Yes, it can grow on sand.....and on plants, snails, even on the fish. And in the corners of your eyes, and your mouth (related bacteria).
  3. LebronTheBetta
    12-11-2012 11:32 AM - permalink
    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.
  4. LebronTheBetta
    12-04-2012 02:21 PM - permalink
    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
  5. Hallyx
    12-04-2012 07:40 AM - permalink
    If/when your nitrite is <2.0ppm you can kick it up to 2.0ppm of ammonia. Sounds like you've got it well in hand. Did you seed this cycle? How long did it take?

    Thanks, Lebron. I've only cycled a few tanks, but I'm interested so I read a lot and write to a lot of people about it.
  6. LebronTheBetta
    12-03-2012 02:17 PM - permalink
    Thank you, you're really the cycling master.
  7. LebronTheBetta
    12-03-2012 02:17 PM - permalink
    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.
  8. Hallyx
    12-03-2012 12:40 AM - permalink
    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.
  9. LebronTheBetta
    12-02-2012 02:58 PM - permalink
    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!
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