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Old 06-08-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Fish in Cycle

Hubby came home yesterday saying that a coworker from work is soon looking to get rid of her 50 gal tank and offered to GIVE IT to us! We probably won't get it for a month or so, I believe she is re homing her fish with a friend or something.

Either way I was thinking about doing a fish in cycle and would love to learn about it now and see if I want to give it a go. I've searched around the board but haven't found a real step by step guide although I was sure I saw one once. I must just be missing it somewhere??

If someone can help me out and throw some info at me and even some personal experiences it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Lots of good reading here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...es-154837.html
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Thank, I've read through most of the info there already but not finding a whole lot about fish in cycling.
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I did a fish in cycle in my 55 gallon with 5 tiger barbs. They are hardy fish and they showed no stress through the entire process. They like school of 5 or more but the more the merrier. Just with fish in cycles be sure to have a good test kit and do water changes as needed.
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Theres a few in the article section. Freshwater - Aquarium Advice
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Here are some links:

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Old 06-09-2012, 08:33 AM   #7
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Thank you very much!

The Step over to the darkside one was the one I was looking for. I remember coming across it the other week but wasn't planning fish in so skipped over it. I've read most of the others thus far.

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I would suggest Fishless cycling. It's faster. And doesn't harm any fish. Just my $.02
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I would suggest Fishless cycling. It's faster. And doesn't harm any fish. Just my $.02
If you do fishless cycling, your water bill for the next two months will be wayyy cheaper. I did 7 weeks of DAILY 50% pwcs with fish in cycling and ran my water bill up from a normal $35 to about %150. It was such a pain. Just my opinion!
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If you do fishless cycling, your water bill for the next two months will be wayyy cheaper. I did 7 weeks of DAILY 50% pwcs with fish in cycling and ran my water bill up from a normal $35 to about %150. It was such a pain. Just my opinion!
See Beinifits of Fishless cycle.
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I'm not looking to start a debate on fish in versus fish less. Everyone has their thoughts on the process, I want to learn about it so I can form my own.

Water bill isn't an issue here, where I live we have equalized billing for the city. Everyone pays the same amount regardless of how much water you use.
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I'm not looking to start a debate on fish in versus fish less. Everyone has their thoughts on the process, I want to learn about it so I can form my own.

Water bill isn't an issue here, where I live we have equalized billing for the city. Everyone pays the same amount regardless of how much water you use.
Understood. I just thought I'd mention it since I had a really hard time with my stubborn cycle. Not trying to debate either. Just wanted to share. +1 for doing research on both beforehand!
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