Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-09-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
KhloeM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 182
Question about fishless cycling for 5g tanks?

hello everyone! so i recently purchased five gallon tanks for my bettas, and had a question about cycling them. so i ordered an API Freshwater Master Test Kit which will be here on thursday, and i heard that a good technique for cycling would be doing the 'fish food' method. i have read that it will be easier to clean if you put the fish food in a 'media bag' or nylon sock.
i don't really have those readily available, so i was wondering, is it possible to do the cycling without putting the food in the bag or sock? and if so, how would i clean out the food once my tank is cycled? if i vacuumed it out of the gravel, would that disturb the beneficial bacteria that is in the gravel and would that be bad for the whole cycling process?
if anyone could let me know the best way to clean out the fish food from my tank once it is cycled without messing anything up, i would greatly appreciate it! thank you!


'Tanks' very much! ~Khloe, Zeus (betta), Apollo (betta), Loki (gold dust lyretail molly), five nameless dust mollies, Red and Zebra (nerite snails)
__________________

__________________
KhloeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
ImACoolguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 7,954
99% of your bacteria live in the filter. No worries about sucking any up.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS
__________________

__________________
ImACoolguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 07:00 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
KhloeM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImACoolguy View Post
99% of your bacteria live in the filter. No worries about sucking any up.


Caleb

Sent via TARDIS

ok great! thank you! so i'll probably just put the fish food straight in the tank and let it cycle and then remove it once it's done! i'm very excited and hopefully my bettas will enjoy all of the swimming space they'll be getting!
__________________
KhloeM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 254
Hey I left a private message ... Check it out
__________________
briemol12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycling, fish, fishless, fishless cycling, question, tan, tank, tanks

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fishless cycling new tanks Davemac Cichlid Discussion 2 06-12-2011 06:48 PM
Cycling 2 tanks: 1 fishless, 1 planted with fish doublenerds Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 05-22-2011 11:12 AM
Fishless Cycling Question Alshain Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 06-17-2006 04:04 PM
question about fishless cycling my 75gal critter905 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 01-22-2005 10:49 PM
question on fishless cycling thartley Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 8 08-25-2004 07:01 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.