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miagrrl 05-07-2007 09:57 AM

tank cycled super fast?!?!?!
 
it would appear my tank is cycling very fast- so fast I never got a high reading of ammonia. only had fish in it for a week, ammonia never got any higher than 1ppm. now it appears my nitrite has begun to elevate, but still, not too bad. has anyone ever heard of a tank cycling so fast? it is a 30 gallon planted tank with 4 zebra danios in it.

leifthebunny 05-07-2007 10:35 AM

The lower the bioload, the faster the cycling. My south american cichlid tank never registered ammonia and my nitrites never got above .25ppm.

Andyandsue 05-07-2007 07:25 PM

That is called responsible cycling. I used BioSpira, but my tanks cycled fully within 2 weeks.

I say keep up the good work! :)


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