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  1. New 29 gallon dirt w/Eco complete cap

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I just started cycling my new dirt bottom Eco complete cap. I'd like to post my progress and welcome any input. It's a 29 gallon tall, SunsunHW 302 filter, 2 lamp 24" 6700k T5 (bright), 1 lamp 24" 6400k T8 ( much less intense alternate), Lots of plants, Malaysian driftwood, no ferts (yet), no...
  2. Help! fishless cycle is processing ammonia slower this week than last week. Stalled?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Yes, this is another "am I stalled" post. I am currently fishless cycling a 10 gallon with Black Diamond grit (sand) substrate and a 10g rated sponge filter. I have a thermometer and a marimo moss ball in the tank but it is currently otherwise empty. (My heater is in transit.) I've been cycling...
  3. Can I use Air pump instead of filter? for fishless cycle

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I set up another tank (One without plants) I used my filter and its broken i think. Can I use a air pump for the fishless cycle instead? and then evently add filter when i get fish.
  4. fishless cycle please help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    I setup my 20 gallon tank and have added stress coat,start zyme and start right. I am trying grow the needed bacteria to use to seed my 90 gallon tank. Ive had alot of trouble with ammonia. So I am going to try the fishless cycle then try and seed the 90g. What all do I need to do with the...
  5. Fishless Cycling... ENDLESS cycling??

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey all! So around Christmas time I decided that my gift to myself was going to be to start up a fish tank. I had a little 5 gallon tank when I was a little kid, but never had ANY luck keeping anything alive... so I did my RESEARCH this time! :) I bought the biggest tank I could afford and...
  6. Fishless cycle frustration -- 55 gallon tank

    Introduce Yourself
    I am new to this community so thanks for hearing me out. I currently am running a 20 gallon tank that I have had for over 10 years and a 55 gallon tank that is brand new. Both fresh water. I am attempting to do a fishless cycle on the new 55 gallon tank and boy is it getting frustrating. I...
  7. Cycling in a tub

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    So I'm preparing to set up a 125 gallon aquarium. I have the tank, stand is about half way there, and people are coming today to measure the room so we can replace the carpet. I expect it will be 2-4 weeks before we can hope to have the new carpet installed and I'd like to use that time getting...
  8. Doing a Fishless Cycle: Too much ammonia?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone! I'm new to fish as a hobby though I have been interested for years and had several fish tanks growing up (all my fish died when I was a kid and I now know WHY lol) Anyway, I am setting up a 5 gallon tank for some guppies I plan to put in once it finishes cycling and I am doing...
  9. First Aquarium, Suggestions/thoughts

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello Everyone I have finally managed to get myself an aquarium. It's a Fluval Roma 125 which is a 125 litre tank. I have setup the tank with the decor and just started the fishless cycle. . Apart from the decor, I have two live plants, one is Java Fern and the other Java Moss. I also put in a...
  10. ammonia/ ammonium??? cycling problem

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi all! I am 5 weeks into a fishless cycle that seems to be going nowhere, and now i'm questioning if my ammonia readings are actually ammonium (since the API liquid kits test for TAN). Hope someone may have some advice about a next step to take! Levels for the last 5 weeks: ph 6-6.2 ammonia 4...