Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > Regional Forums > Over the Pond - EU & Beyond
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-20-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 6
Fishless Cycling Problems

Hi

Been cycling a Fluval Edge for 9 days now using Jeyes Kleenoff Ammonia - still no nitrites.

Have 3 plants - Anubias Barteri, Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis and Myriophyllum Mattogrossense

On Monday, noticed white fluff/mould starting to grow on substrate, did a 50% WC and gravel clean - seemed to get rid of it, or so I thought. Yesterday (Wednesday) fluff started to reappear, and then last night, had an explosion of white dots all over glass, on closer inspection they move. Some are bigger than others, and look like small white worms. Having trawled the net last night - seems to be Planaria aarrggg!!!

What am I doing wrong, all forums suggest that both this white mould and the planaria are the result of overfeeding, uneaten food - how can this be possible when I don't have any fish in the tank. The only thing I am feeding is ammonia.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I am popping out to Dobbies tonight to see what they suggest, but got it in mind already that this weekend will be spent stripping down aquarium and boiling everything in salty water.

Feel like this fishless cycling seems more hassle than its worth - but I am so keen to do it right, and glad in a way that I've not got any fish yet - knowing my luck they would have been floating by now!

Help please!!
__________________

__________________
Scott01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:05 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Posts: 95
Hi and welcome.

Stick with the fishless cycle, its worth the effort.

Can I suggest you ask the moderators in the tech support side to move this to the getting started section, then one of the experts will answer
__________________

__________________
guppy grandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by guppy grandma View Post
Hi and welcome.

Stick with the fishless cycle, its worth the effort.

Can I suggest you ask the moderators in the tech support side to move this to the getting started section, then one of the experts will answer
It comes unde "Forum and Tech Support"
__________________
guppy grandma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycling, fishless, fishless cycling

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fishless Cycling Status SSGWJ Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 32 10-27-2011 12:30 PM
Fishless cycling uncertainity jlk Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 43 10-02-2011 11:02 AM
55 gallon fishless cycling fishnoob Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 09-02-2011 05:24 PM
cycling 20 gl - nitrate problems in 75 gl, 10 gl LeAnne Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 1 08-05-2011 10:25 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.