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Old 06-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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My "cycle"

Ok so i filled a large tub halfway using 50% water from my established tank and 50% declorinated tap

I was looking to breed mystery snails in there

I have a sponge filter in there and the whole project has been setup for apit 6hours now

Ow long till i can add snails?

Do i even have to cycle?

Should i raise the temp and put in established tank gravel?

Is that neccisary

Any tips?
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I believe the vast majority of the BB you're looking for are in filter media with gravel being a distant second. Water contains close to zero BB.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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Well its a sponge filter and all my other tanks are hob
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I will add gravel.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:44 PM   #5
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Would putting a rock in from the established tank also help
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Gravel should be enough, but every little bit would help.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:03 PM   #7
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Are the mystery snails that picky?

Would 48 ours be enough with what i have done so far?
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I suppose you'd treat it like any other tank that is being cycled.
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I would suggest doing a full fishless cycle in the tank. If it is well seeded the cycle can be finished in 1-2 weeks which isn't a terribly long time to wait.
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Mystery snails do require tropical temps so a heater will be a must.
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The temp is at 75 w/ my heater
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