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Conversation Between teeneythebetta and Oldfishlady
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  1. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 05:31 PM - permalink
    Okay thank you! :)
  2. Oldfishlady
    08-02-2012 03:33 PM - permalink
    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....
  3. teeneythebetta
    08-02-2012 03:11 PM - permalink
    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.
  4. teeneythebetta
    07-19-2012 10:56 AM - permalink
    Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.
  5. Oldfishlady
    07-19-2012 10:51 AM - permalink
    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....
  6. teeneythebetta
    07-19-2012 10:40 AM - permalink
    Oh okay! Then I will get a new girl to QT for 2 weeks and put my current girl in the 10... Should I do a 100% change before putting her back?
  7. Oldfishlady
    07-19-2012 10:30 AM - permalink
    Since you are going to have such a low bioload in a 10gal tank.....I would do the fish in cycle method...I just wrote up the info yesterday if you want to take a look at that.
  8. teeneythebetta
    07-18-2012 05:43 PM - permalink
    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.
  9. teeneythebetta
    07-18-2012 05:39 PM - permalink
    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! :)
  10. Oldfishlady
    07-18-2012 05:15 PM - permalink
    What is your final stocking plan, type of filter, any live plants...generally for fishless cycle for a fully stocked 10gal tank...ammonia 3-5ppm-maintain that until you start to see nitrate...Do you have a thread made.....
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