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Old 03-09-2011, 12:02 AM   #1
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Finally cycled have a question

Omg, it finally happened my tank has cycled. It took 3 months because I didn't know about the fish-less cycle. My readings are (ph) 7.2 (am) 0 (nI) 0 (nA) 5 . What do ya think how long till I can increase bio-load?

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IMO if you did the fishless cycle, and your tank is actually taking 4 ppm to 0 ppm in 24 hours, you should have a big colony of bacteria to support a big bioload.

Again is just my opinion, an I don't know the size of your tank, but based on what I said, I will add 4 to 6 fish at once at least.
Nevertheless many people recommend to add fish slowly.
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Wait a week and keep an eye on the parameters to ensure the tank has cycled. After that, you can start adding fish. Only add a few at a time to prevent a mini-cycle.
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how exciting! let the (slow) stocking begin.
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