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Old 04-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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how long?

How long did you have your salt water tank cycling before you put fish or anything else in it?
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I waited about 2 months before I added my first fish, but my cycle ended in about 3-4 weeks.
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Soon as my readings were 0 I started to add slowly.
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oh great. Someone at our lfs told my brother in law it would take a year to cycle it and we couldnt beleive that so i thought i would ask. cause im intrested.. in it..
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It usually takes depending on size of tank about 4-6-8 weeks. As canyon said once your ammonia and nitrites are at 0 after they spike then you should be good to go.
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Old 04-16-2006, 02:27 AM   #6
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I just cycled my 150 in 3 weeks with 120 lbs of live rock.
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maybe you are confusing "cycled" with "seasoned".
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1 year to cycle! 0.o I couldn't even wait a month lol
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