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Old 07-02-2015, 09:02 PM   #1
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Water in finally

Well got water in my tank today. starting off with dead rock and sand on my second tank. Now to decide on what way to cycle this tank. What's your guy's best way to cycle a tank


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Old 07-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #2
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:28 PM   #3
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I am currently doing the same thing. I am using pure ammonia. Others will tell you shrimp. Your preference!
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:59 PM   #4
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If this is your second tank and you still have first you could just pull cycled media or LR?
This with an ammonia source would "speed things up" if that is possible.
Otherwise ammonia (pure ) or shrimp in a stocking your choice.
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Was thinking that but I did have flat worms 5 months ago looks like I killed them all but u never know. Trying to keep any bad stuff out the best I can 3 years now with my 30 gallon up only had them that I know of so not to bad


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Old 07-03-2015, 09:34 AM   #6
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Red planaria? They are built up to be horrible, but their populations rise and fall with their available food supply. You could hit the tank with flatworm exit after you add the new rock- a spike if any wouldn't hurt, because there's nothing to hurt.
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Old 07-03-2015, 05:07 PM   #7
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I used the flatworm x and then had to do it again a few weeks later now I have not seen any in a long time just want to be safe


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Skimmer on or off well cycling?


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Old 07-07-2015, 12:43 AM   #9
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You dont want the skimmer taking stuff out of the tank that you want in there to cycle.
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I'd run the skimmer to get it past the break in period so it will be able to effectively work when things are up and running.
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