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Old 08-31-2011, 08:30 AM   #11
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Will the heater not speed up the process slightly or does it not make much difference? I already have some ammonia and getting the Api master test kit tomorrow as i have the strips so i figure i should get the better kit
First about the heater. If you are trying to build the bacteria in your tank you probably are using a fish or other critter to help in the process. These animals do require a certain temp range to survive. Second make sure you are getting the right heater for your tank. Read reviews and make a educated decision. I used a submersible heater that ended up shorting out and shock my fish and myself.

In my years of testing water. Test strips have been a good way to get a quick look at your water quality. But not a accurate one.
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I was going to do a fishless cycle.
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I was going to do a fishless cycle.
I have never tried that method before. How are you feeding the bacteria in your tank.
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Look up (on here) 'The (almost) complete guide and FAQ to fishless cycling'. This is what i plan to follow and hopefully it goes to plan as i have never done this before!
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