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Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by Chad, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    3-5 days should be fine. Would be ok to add another snack dose.

     
  2. GuppyGal2018

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    So, I just purchased a Biorb Flow 8 gal tank and I want to move my guppies to it. We have amazingly hard water here that has killed several of my pumps/aerators. I've set up the tank and put the starter bacteria in but I'm not comfortable just putting my kiddos in the tank. I know I should be able to speed up the cycling of my tank and I can move some of my bacteria covered ornaments/plants to help but how fast would be safe to move my kids?
     
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    Hi and welcome to the forum :)

    You mention the hard water has damaged several air pumps. Can you tell us what happened to them?
     
  4. GuppyGal2018

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    I have an old tank that is 10 gal with the side filtration system that aerates when the water goes back in. The mineral deposits build up and keep the motor or pump or whatever from turning and then they burn out.
     

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