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Old 01-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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anyone know how I can get my tank to cycle faster

anyone know how I can get my tank to cycle faster. it's been going for 2 weeks.

ammonia : 1.5 ppm
nitrite: 4 ppm
nitrate: 60 ppm
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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I personally used Bio-spira...I cycled in a week. If you have a cover on your tank, you should try to remove it. If you do no have a power head, you may want to try that as well. What's you PH at?
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About how long Until you might see nitrites and nitrate? I have been cycling for 3 days now with live rock and household ammonia.
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Lots of oxygen in the water helps
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:44 AM   #5
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If you do not have a bacteria source yet, it could take a while...definitely longer than 3 days.
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Really even with 50 lbs of live rock
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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Was the live rock cured prior to putting it in your aquarium? If not, there will be a lot of die-off.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #8
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Yes cured as in sat in a tank at my friends pet shop with other live rock.
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How long was it cured?
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Im pretty sure it was at least a month. What would be the difference just quit new to this. I never fishless cycled my 3 freshwater tanks.
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