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Old 03-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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75 g tank is running with fish. 3 oscars at this time then will ad my plec when cycle is over. Fluval 404, emperor 400 and 1140 penguin power head 300 gph. Any suggestions?
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Check the ammonia daily if not multiple times a day to make sure it doesn't get over .25 ppm so that the fish don't die until the tank is cycled. If the ammonia does get over .25 you will need to do a water change in order to get it to drop.

Other than that, the tank looks nice. Looks like a lot of flow in there too!
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Check the ammonia daily if not multiple times a day to make sure it doesn't get over .25 ppm so that the fish don't die until the tank is cycled. If the ammonia does get over .25 you will need to do a water change in order to get it to drop.

Other than that, the tank looks nice. Looks like a lot of flow in there too!
Thank you. The drift wood and fake plants are from my existing cycled tanks. And I have been putting nutrafin cycle in every day. Do you think this will help making the cycling process easier?
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Yes, I think it will help but the driftwood isn't too big and that plant isn't too big either so I don't know how much it will help. It is MUCH better than nothing though! Did you have any old media from your other tank that you can add to your filter? That would also help. With existing good bacteria then it should shorten the cycle if nothing else.

I'm not familiar with nutrafin cycle so can't comment on that.
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you can take water from established tanks and put it in, it works
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you can take water from established tanks and put it in, it works
The water column contains very few, if any nitrifying bacteria. All you would be doing is putting dirty water in.
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So what is the best way to help the cycle along? I have another peice of driftwood in my 30g tank (which will now be a community tank). I also have a cycled 20g That i am going to tear down. I can take the media out of the aqueon 20 that is on it.
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The established filter media would be the best way to go.
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