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jak61 01-13-2008 04:18 PM

Fishless Cycle!!!
Did a fishless cycle on my 55g tank using liquid ammonia. First time doing this and wow was it quick. Checked water parameters daily, sometimes twice a day and it only took 9 days to complete the cycle process. I have since added plants and a few fish. Nitrate levels so far are staying around 6ppm. I am using Marineland's Penguin Bio-wheel filters. They seem to do a great job. I really like the design of them. I now have a 28g tank I am starting and will do the liquid ammonia cycle process on it also. I highly recommend this as it really speeds things up. Here is a photo of the 55g tank with a few plants and fish in it. I will be adding more and will update pictures as things change.

willow 01-13-2008 04:27 PM

looking good,glad you went with fishless. :)
look forward to updated pictures.

Andyandsue 01-15-2008 11:51 AM

Nice job. 9 days is nothing! You did something right! :D

TrashmanNYC 01-15-2008 12:11 PM

if you have existing tanks you could always "seed" the new tank with media, water, decorations or something else from the established tank also............

Julie's Julies 01-15-2008 04:04 PM

I helped my mother-in-law with the cycling process, too. We just seeded her tank with old filter cartridges from my established tank, and voila! She never got a single ammonia spike and the baby fish are happy as can be.

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