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Old 06-01-2018, 11:36 PM   #1
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Help with cycling a 55 gallon?

Hi,
I just needed some help with a cycling issue.
I set up my 55 gallon tank a week ago. I added some API quick start and put a filter cartridge from my old established tank into one of the new filters.

Today I tested the water with the API test kit.
I got 0 ppm for all of the following ammonia, nitrite and Nitrate.

My question is the tank ready for a few fish?
I have an Asian Algae eater who really needs to be moved in here first.

I was not sure of the correct time length involved to properly cycle a tank. Also by how much established filter media and quick start could reduce it by?

Thanks
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Hi, did you add an ammonia source for the bacteria to feed off (e.g. from a bottle)?
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