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Old 01-19-2005, 05:08 PM   #1
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Just for kicks,what is the SHORTEST tank cycle out there?

Just curious as to who has personally witnessed a 2-3 week complete, new-tank cycle?

I cycled my fw tank complete in 18 days. Anybody seen that with sw?
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Old 01-19-2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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Mine cycled in about 15 days. I had two damsels in there and after that period all my readings were at zero.
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...heard of a suppliment or additive that cycles in 2 days but I hardly believe it. 2 months for mine.
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When I started my nano, I used 10lbs of LS from established reefs, 18lbs of cured LR and cured LR rubble in the filter compartments. I even went as far as to fill it will water from my other tank. I had no cycle at all.
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I did like lando on my newest (20 long)

Live rock, water, and filter media from established and presto! instant cycle.

Just to be sure i've monitored parameters for 2 weeks, but all is well

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aha! i became good friends with the fish store guy! he helped me step by step thru the cycling and i did it in 10 days!

Yea i spent about $300 in live cured rock, and about $50 on stress zyme, but i got alotta sealife in there now!

Ammonia peaked at about day 4 (no more than .5 mg/l), and now its at 0 (day 10)
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:26 PM   #7
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Wow, I think Gonzo82 has us all. New tank cycle in 15 days!

I understand if you transfer cured rocks, sand and water you'll have NO cycle. That's because you simply changed the housing of the tank - the innards are the same.

Mine is 5 days now with 65# LR and 75# sand (25# LS) and three Damsels. We'll see what I get after a bit and see if I can get near that 15 day mark! Thanks all.
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My cycle took 30 days exactly. My spike was much higher(2.0) from LR die off. By day 3 after the spike I was finished with the cycle.
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Dont know if this counts but I have experenced 0 day cycles.

The key is using enough mature liverock and livesand when setting up the new tank.
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Dont know if this counts but I have experenced 0 day cycles.

The key is using enough mature liverock and livesand when setting up the new tank.
Ya.. .I bet my cycle was 3 days maybe? All my sand and rock was from LR.com and it was perfect...
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