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Old 04-21-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Cycling 10gal

Ok so i just setup my 10gal yesterday



I added water, along with dechlorinator .

I also added a product called "API QuickStart" to speed up the process

Along with QuickStart i added a handful of gravel from my established 24gal which is my oldest running tank


I ALSO put in my two apple snails hopping that would have some positive effect on the cycle process

How long does this tank have to cycle before i can add my electric blue crayfish?
Should i continue dosing the QuickStart product aswell?

Im currently running a fluval 30 HOB filter in the tank at maximum output
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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quick start speeds up the process a lot, but I would still test your water to make sure the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels are all in the safe zone before you add anything!
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Ok so i just setup my 10gal yesterday

I added water, along with dechlorinator .

I also added a product called "API QuickStart" to speed up the process

Along with QuickStart i added a handful of gravel from my established 24gal which is my oldest running tank

I ALSO put in my two apple snails hopping that would have some positive effect on the cycle process

How long does this tank have to cycle before i can add my electric blue crayfish?
Should i continue dosing the QuickStart product aswell?

Im currently running a fluval 30 HOB filter in the tank at maximum output
Are you doing a fish in or fishless cycle. What are your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings.
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What are your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate readings.
This is very important. Once your ammonia and nitrite are 0, you're good to go. Keep the nitrates below 20 with water changes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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IMO, I would move the snails to another tank and dose an ammonia source daily. The two snails will not add any appreciable source of ammonia for cycling purposes.
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