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Old 12-13-2008, 06:17 PM   #61
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many reasons why i dont agree with that. just my opinion
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:28 PM   #62
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many reasons why i dont agree with that. just my opinion

You cant even track if you are cycling right now...

When you throw fish in there, guess what is going to happen. The fish are going to cycle your tank .
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So what ive been tracking wasnt a cycle, hmm
You dont believe live rock can cycle a tank?
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So what ive been tracking wasnt a cycle, hmm
You dont believe live rock can cycle a tank?
Your ammonia only went up to .5... That is not a cycle
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ok so your saying my tank isnt cycled, guess ive wasted all this time. im plain confused, ive spent all this time documenting nothing?? it would have been useful for someone to mention this, ive been posting daily!
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ok so your saying my tank isnt cycled, guess ive wasted all this time. im plain confused, ive spent all this time documenting nothing?? it would have been useful for someone to mention this, ive been posting daily!

I am sorry I had to burst your bubble...
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buddha_red...

Don't worry... your tank is cycled. 919 is just someone here trying to cause problems. You tracked the numbers and proved it to yourself. You don't need large levels of ammonia to properly cycle a tank. Some folks are just too close minded to accept that things other than fish can properly cycle a tank.

Just add one fish at a time and give your tank a month or so between fish to adjust to the new bioload. And keep asking questions.
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #68
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Just add one fish at a time and give your tank a month or so between fish to adjust to the new bioload. And keep asking questions.
A month or so... Way wait so long, it's because you are having a mini cycle everytime you add a fish.

You could have accomplished the same thing by adding one fish at a time in the begining...

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I hope you enjoyed looking at an empty tank for the last month, because that is all you were doing...
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Y'know... I stuck up for you when some mods wanted to wipe your "cycling with fish" thread out of here. And that's because there's always more than one way to do things. But your attitude is starting to really make me wish I'd just kept my mouth shut and let them delete your post.

There's always going to be disagreement about the best way to do things, but to purposefully knock the wind out of a person just starting out... just because you refuse to understand that a tank can be humanely cycled without fish, and then not see another measurable cycle again... is just plain mean, and wrong. It's OK if you want to remain stubborn and ignorant of other methods, but please don't derail folks here that are trying more modern methods of cycling their tank.

buddha red... most folks here giving advice have followed the same route you're going, and had success. Don't stress... you're going down the right path. Personally, I cycled my main tank fishless, and have NEVER had any measurable ammonia or nitrites over the 9 months I took stocking it - and none since then. (Taking your time allows for your bacteria to catch up to your bioload - which you need to do regardless of how you cycle it, and it also allows your fish to get used to their new environment without having to deal with competition with a bunch of new tank mates all at once.)
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I hope you enjoyed looking at an empty tank for the last month, because that is all you were doing...

now your just being mean
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