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Old 12-08-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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Fishless cycle with fish food when to stop?

Hi, i just have finish my Fishless cycle with fish food, and ready to put swimp and Snails in, but when du i stop putting fish food in, dont whant the bacteria to die, do I stop when i put my swimp and Snails in, ore do I keep putting in, but not as much ?
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:29 PM   #2
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Maybe I'm wrong and someone can correct me, but I think you only put ina small pinch of flake food one time to start the cycle?
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:17 PM   #3
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Test your tank for ammonia, you may be using too much food ( i made the same mistake the first time i cycled a tank fishless).
You want your parameters to be:
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrates 5-20 ppm
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:45 AM   #4
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Test your tank for ammonia, you may be using too much food ( i made the same mistake the first time i cycled a tank fishless).
You want your parameters to be:
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrates 5-20 ppm
My parameters is
Ammonia 0 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrates 25 ppm

But now when my cycle is done, do i keep putting fish food in, till i get full stock whit fish, so i keep the bacteria alive?
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:14 PM   #5
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You put a small amount of food in the tank until you are ready to add your shrimp/fish. Right before you add your shrimp/fish you will want to do a large water change on your tank to reduce the nitrates. Once your shrimp/fish are in the tank, you do not add fish food except to feed the animals.
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You put a small amount of food in the tank until you are ready to add your shrimp/fish. Right before you add your shrimp/fish you will want to do a large water change on your tank to reduce the nitrates. Once your shrimp/fish are in the tank, you do not add fish food except to feed the animals.
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I just bought 6 small Otocinclus affinis instead of the Amano Shrimp, is that enough fore the first week and then put some more in afterwards ? or should I put more in, to keep the bacteria alive?
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