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  1. DrWho42
  2. DrWho42
    04-18-2020 06:52 PM
    happy birthday!
  3. mark93
    03-04-2015 11:43 PM
    Hi Eco, enjoyed reading your blog. I'm about to cycle a new 1200 US gallon freshwater aquarium. The dimensions are 20'L x 47"H x 28"D I need to have this aquarium stock with fish within a month. But don't want to add any fish before the cycle is completed. What is the best way to cycle this tank? It has a dual sump filtration system. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  4. ryan.ahern
    Hi Eco. Sorry to bother you with another fishless cycle question but I am a little bit stuck. I have been following your guide step by step and everything has been moving pretty quickly. I'll give you a bit of background, 180l tank, medium planting, 10hrs lighting, dosed with liquid co2, 2 x airstones, 2 x filter/pumps, used filter medium from a friends tank. I think I'm on the verge of the first water change but not quite sure. Started the cycle last Saturday. Nitrites started showing pretty quickly, they have risen above what my jbl test set can show (above 1ppm) Nitrates raised to approx 200ppm as per jbl test set. This is not off the scale but very close to, has sat at this level for two days. My question is are the plants using the nitrates up therefore the levels aren't rising any further, would I be wise to do my 50% water ghange now or wait a bit longer? Any help you could give a complete noob would be most appreciated. Many Thanks.
  5. spacecowgirl
    Hey, was just wondering if your could answer a quick question? I'm doing a fishless cycle, and i believe its going well.. I'm at the stage where my ammonia is reducing to about 0.25 ppm, and my nitrites have shot up to about 5.00ppm, however my nitrAtes are 40ppm, which is the same as my tapwater, so its difficult to tell whether my nitrite is being converted into nitrate. Should I be doing a partial water change at this point? Also, i am using shrimp instead of pure ammonia (which is very difficult to source in the UK) So should I continue adding a bit more shrimp? Thanks
  6. apet66
    12-20-2012 10:49 AM
    Quick question. When you say ammonia should be at 4ppm is that .04? I'm helping someone set up a 75gal fresh water and never used the fishless cycle method. Also the PH is at 8.0 should we hang some peat in the tank during this process or will it naturally come down? Target would be 7.0 - 7.2. Thank you in advance for your help.
  7. Adam_
    09-18-2012 11:25 AM
    Hey I feel like you really know a lot about cycling, can you check out my thread real quick and maybe help me out with a question? https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2121694
  8. fishfool58
    Hey Eco, i read your thread on Fishless Cycling.. I was just curious how it worked with sand, and the fact that i want african cichlids.. They need a higher pH.. If possible PM me, i have a couple more questions too.. Thank you!
  9. fort384
    04-18-2012 11:10 PM
    Happy birthday Eric
  10. redsea
    04-18-2012 04:08 PM
    Happy B-day!

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  • About eco23
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Golf, piano, working out, fishkeeping and FC Barca!
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    My Tanks
    46 gallon bow front freshwater planted. Zoo-Med T-5 HO w/ duel 39 watt Ocean Sun (10,000k) and Ultra Sun (6,500k). Fluval 405 canister filter. Stocked with Bolivian Ram, Leopard Danios, Glofish, Neons, Red Eye Tetras, Panda Corys, Otos, Amanos and RCS (if they're still in there). Planted with Water Sprite, Vals, Rotala Rotofundia, Ambulia, Morimo Ball, Java Moss and Riccia

    5 Gallon Fluval Chi Betta tank

    10 Gallon QT
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    The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling
    Being responsible...fishless cycling defines it, fish-in requires it. Choose wisely.


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