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Old 02-25-2015, 08:35 PM   #1
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will old dry gravels speed up fish less cycling

Solved .... going to LFS to get media when I start fish less cycling.
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will old dry gravels speed up fish less cycling

First gravel is already not going to do that so it will definitely not do it if it's been sitting around.


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No. If it is dry all the bacteria is dead.


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Old 02-26-2015, 10:51 AM   #4
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Instant Tank Cycling

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Solved .... going to LFS to get media when I start fish less cycling.
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Remove half the media from a cycled tank that's the same size or larger than yours and you'll instantly cycle yours. You can introduce fish right away. Just make sure you use only a few, small fish and test the tank water daily for ammonia and nitrite for a week or so to make sure the bacteria is using the dissolved waste. If not, you'll need to perform water changes until the bacteria colony grows.

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Remove half the media from a cycled tank that's the same size or larger than yours and you'll instantly cycle yours. You can introduce fish right away. Just make sure you use only a few, small fish and test the tank water daily for ammonia and nitrite for a week or so to make sure the bacteria is using the dissolved waste. If not, you'll need to perform water changes until the bacteria colony grows.

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Just hit the lfs, bring a 5 gal bucket, ask.them to squeeze 15 sponge filters into.the bucket, buy a bottle of seachem stability. Dump some in the bucket. Dump bucket in sump..cycle started>almost finished.

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