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Old 02-11-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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Cycle liquid

I am using nutrafin cycle to...cycle the tank (with fish).
I added the liquid yesterday and it had been 24hrs so I need to add more liquid to the tank. Should I do a water change before adding the liquid? Should I post a reading of my water levels?
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:15 AM   #2
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You prolly don't gave too. I waited 24 hrs too, but I used "Jungle Start Zyme" which is also a cycling liquid. The liquid you're using should have stabilized the tank within those 24 hrs. So yeah a water change isn't necessary. Once you've added the fish you may put more of that liquid into the tank... Hope this helps
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:10 AM   #3
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I strongly suggest testing your water daily. Bottled bacteria 'additives' are hit or miss at best and with a fish-in cycle, you need to be diligent on daily testing and water changes as needed to keep toxin levels under control. Ammonia and nitrite levels should be kept at or below .25ppm in order to ensure the well being of your fish during the cycling process. Please read the article below as well and ask any questions!

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Please DO NOT use Nutrafin cycle. I did plenty of reading and reading reviews on Amazon, this stuff simply doesn't work how you want it to. I used it for my first tank and ended up with dead fish after I stopped using it. The reason is because there are 2 types of beneficial bacteria. The scientific names are drawing a blank on me, but one kind is naturally forming, free in the air we breathe. The other form is the kind found in Nutrafin Cycle. While the beneficial bacteria in the bottle will work, per say, you will need to use it every water change, every new fish, every week, all the time. You can't stop using it, or your fish will die because you aren't adding more bacteria. In order to maintain a healthy tank, all you need is weekly water changes with a good dechlorinator (Seachem Prime). Read up on fish less cycling.

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