Originally Posted by Fishtanknoob2012
Alright appreciate the info guys and btw how long does a fish less cycle take isn't it like 3 months
It depends on several factors including temperature, seeded media (vs starting from scratch), oxygen/aeration, pH, available ammonia. It could be weeks or months.
I ran the new filter in an established tank for 9 days, moved it and some media from the existing filter to the new tank and started dosing with ammonia. 6 days later, it was converting 4 ppm
ammonia to zero in about 24 hours, nitrites spiked and dropped to zero. Temp was between 80-82 and pH was 7.8. About 15 days total.