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Old 03-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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How to lower amonia levels quickly?

So I'm cycling my tank, and the amonia levels are through the roof apparently. I'm looking for any way to speed up the process. I currently have live sand, a sump, and a plant in the sump (not sure what kind... came with the tank).

I'm thinking if I fill the tank up with cultured live rock this should help? Any other ideas?
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #2
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Take a long nap and pretend you didn't??? This not an activity for the impatient.

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Take a long nap and pretend you didn't??? This not an activity for the impatient.

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Yes- thats all fine and great but you didn't answer my question.

I know its going to take time to develop the bacteria colonies, but I'm inquiring as to whether adding live rock from a running tank will help and speed up the process.
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They're a really great product called Cycle that really helps it adds beneficial bacteria to your tank.
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They're a really great product called Cycle that really helps it adds beneficial bacteria to your tank.
This is the type of info I'm looking for do you know which places here (in Canada) sell it?
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Yep petland i think i've seen it at petsmart and at walmart. Home hardware stores with pet sections usually have it.
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I'm sorry, I didn't mean to come off like that. I just think it's best to let the cycle happen naturally. I've never tried the product mentioned by colematthewmalaka but it seems like it may help start the cycle and not finish it faster. Isn't your tank already cycling?
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Cycle speeds it up and relieves stress on fish i'm not sure if they even sell it in the U.S
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Cycle is made by Hagen pet supplies
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Old 03-07-2009, 01:29 AM   #10
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Called big als' they have something similar as well. I'll go by my lfs tomorrow and check it out.
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