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Old 01-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #1121
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Personally I wouldn't. Test tomorrow and if everything looks good do a pwc and slowly start stocking!!!
You have to remember it took the bacteria a few weeks to bring the ammo and trite down. It has to take a day or less for the bacteria to bring them down otherwise it won't keep up with the fishes waste
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So i should add another??
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #1123
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So i should add another??
Yep. It should go down much faster. If it's zero by Wednesday I think you're ready.
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Sweet! Okay we just bought some brine shrimp to feed to the saltwater fish once
We get some... Would all of the fish eat it? I just added another cube of mysis
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #1125
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You have to remember it took the bacteria a few weeks to bring the ammo and trite down. It has to take a day or less for the bacteria to bring them down otherwise it won't keep up with the fishes waste
Actually it took that long mostly just to spike. From my experience the majority of the cycle is waiting for the spike. After that it's really fast.
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Actually it took that long mostly just to spike. From my experience the majority of the cycle is waiting for the spike. After that it's really fast.
Spike can appear in 3 days. If we were just waiting for a spike, tanks would cycle in no time. The majority of a cycle is waiting for bacteria to grow. But once your levels are down it's pretty fast after that.
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Spike can appear in 3 days. If we were just waiting for a spike, tanks would cycle in no time. The majority of a cycle is waiting for bacteria to grow. But once your levels are down it's pretty fast after that.
Should the mysis in te tank be producing ammo and breaking down today? How long should that take?
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Yea but the colony is growing while it's spiking. I've done all my cycles without ever dosing and never had any problems.
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Yea but the colony is growing while it's spiking. I've done all my cycles without ever dosing and never had any problems.
How do you cycle then?
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Just let it do it's thing. But I've never seen a spike that fast either. It usually takes about a week or so for the spike. And about three weeks for a full cycle. Then I'll just put in a few inverts and go from there. I guess dosing might make it go faster. But if your nit planning on throwing in a bunch of fish I don't see any real point of growing an abundance of bb, that is probably going to starve and die off anyway.
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