cycling

  1. S

    Cycling a New Tank - my test results for the first 13 days

    Hi Everyone I started fishless cycling a 24 litre tank which I picked up for an emergency - its a plastic tank with basic light and a small fluval filter. I've been running it now for 13 days and to cycle it I've been adding a pinch of fish flakes daily and dosing with API StressZyme - I...
  2. Z

    Help! Nitrites won’t go down!

    Hello everyone! So I’ve been cycling my fluval V 5 gallon tank for the last 11 days and everything has been going pretty quickly. I have been using Fritz ammonia for my fishless cycle and the ammonia phase went pretty fast! I also put some seeding from my other tank as well into the cycling tank...
  3. Guyb93

    Moving fish to new tank

    I plan on moving my fish into a larger tank but only have the one filter so to avoid cycling could I drain my own tank into the new one then add water or will this still remove the bacteria I need , this may sound silly but I have never transferred a whole aquarium before and don’t want to get...
  4. S

    Need help with new tank

    Hi there, As of yesterday, I added in some fish and plants into my new tank. I was soon to realise that it was not a good idea to add all the different fish in at once alongside plants. I ran some tests today for ammonia, nitrate and nitrite levels and they came out as; Ammonia - 0.25ppm...
  5. Kristin919

    Help! White particles on top of water, cycling new tank

    Hi everyone I’m cycling an old tank it’s about the 3rd day I’ve added fish flakes and now I have these white particles on the top of the tank. Some are collecting on surfaces but mostly on the top of the tank. Does anyone know what this is and or if it is normal?
  6. E

    Where are my nitrItes!?!

    Hi there. Question: I’ve been fishless cycling a new 10g tank using bacteria from a bottle for about 5 weeks and why don’t I have any nitrItes yet? I’ve been feeding the tank with 10% ammonia to try to maintain 2ppm. The ammonia has been slowly dropping again and again. I have seen an increase...
  7. Daviem

    My aquarium just won’t cycle so I thought I would ask for advise before throwing in the towel

    Hi, I have a brackish aquarium that eventually is supposed to be a full saltwater aquarium, the fish are brackish until they reach adulthood, the aquarium setup is 2-3 months old now, has multiple filters, biomedia, seachem matrix, tetra bio media, fluval biomedia, sponges etc, I have added tons...
  8. H

    Tetra SafeStart

    Hey I just put the rest of the bottle of Tetra SafeStart I got a few days ago in my tank, the bottled bacteria I had before might've been dead and I heard good things about this brand. Anyways the main difference between this bacteria and the other brands I've used is that when I put it in, it...
  9. H

    How to change filter cartridge

    So. Filters, right? I have a couple of questions regarding them. It's been about a month now of me unsuccessfully attempting to cycle my new 10 gallon tank, and I've had my filter running the entire time. It's an Aqueon QuietFlow Internal Power Filter, and of course has the appropriate media...
  10. H

    Cycling for new 10 gallon tank is stuck?

    Hi, I've got a 10 gallon tank set up for a betta fish, and of course I've been trying to cycle it before I get my fish. I used API quick start after adding about 4 ppm of pure ammonia, thinking that would get the cycle happening quickly. But it's been about two weeks now, and it seems like my...
  11. E

    Should I move angelfish wigglers?

    Hi everyone! I need some help regarding angelfish wigglers! My pair have laid eggs in my community tank every couple of weeks this year, but they never hatched. I tried putting the eggs in a breeding tank once, and they all were infertile so I gave up and figured something must be wrong with my...
  12. S

    In the middle of a cycle

    Hey guys! So I am brand new to all of this! I had some Betta fish when I was younger but honestly was too young to properly take care of them. Durning the quarantine, I decided to buy one. When I did, I set up the tank how most people would think it is okay to set up a Betta tank because this...
  13. Quin

    Tetra safestart

    The bottle of my safestart was incredibly vague, so I did a little digging and found this article: https://aquanswers.com/api-quick-start-vs-tetra-safestart-work/ Is this a trustworthy site, and does anyone notice anything I should do differently than the advice listed? If not, I will use it as...
  14. Quin

    Cycling help

    Okay so! I will be cycling my new 10gallon tank and I'd like to be sure I have everything right before I begin. Materials: 1. Tetra safe start or some source of ammonia? I'm not sure about this part 2. Test kit that reads ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate Process: -After the tank is set up...
  15. X

    Cycling my fish tank with fish in them and need help (stuck on nitrite stage)

    So I'm trying to cycle my 29 gallons with fish in them, I bought pretty hardy fish but think I got too many in there for it to cycle well. I currently have 5 guppies, 1 platy, and a spotted catfish. I recently moved them from my ten-gallon tank so it has some of the substrate from it (that...
  16. J

    Tank Stocking

    Hi, I’m almost done cycling my 10 gallon tank. I believe my filter is rated for up to 20 gallons and same with my heater. I’m wondering if stocking with two neon tetras, one Dalmatian platy, and one molly fish will be too much. I went by the original inch to gallon rule and figured this would...
  17. N

    Cycling and API water testing

    Hello there. I am cycling a tank for the first time, its 15l, supposed to be for a beta. Now, I have it up and running on and off for about a month now, but since I was away for a week and electricity stopped working while I was away, I changed the whole water- so now the tank is running with...
  18. I

    Cycling 47L tank when I have a 130L established tank

    Wondering if I could get some advice about how to speed up cycling my new empty 47L tank when I have a fully established healthy 135L tank. I have: AquaOne 620T 135L with Fluval 305 external filter + built in filter. The fluval filter has two canisters of ceramic beads, been going for years...
  19. Aynia

    Cycle not finishing - Fish dying - Help!

    Hey all, brand new here and fairly new to the fish keeping hobby. We always had fish growing up, and I had betta's in university, but it hasn't been until the last few months that I've really been diving into the hobby and learning as much as I can. About 2 months ago we got a brand new 38gal...
  20. Jan Cavalieri

    What is going on with this tank

    It's Jan again - long story ahead, I know you love it: I recently purchased a new tank to break up a group of peaceful and aggressive Gourami's as well as most likely purchase a few new fish. So purchased a new 29 gal glass tank. It has a lovely heater I've been keeping at about 78 degrees, a...
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