fishless cycle

  1. G

    Is my cycle complete and any more steps?

    I've had my ammonia spike, this now reads 0. I've had my nitrite spike, this also reads 0. I've had my nitrate go up and down but is also now 0. My live plants are doing well, haven't been in for a long time but none have died so far! Do I need to put ammonia in for another spike? Or can I...
  2. C

    One week into a fish less cycle

    Hi everyone , I am one week into my fishless cycle and am seeing high levels of ammonia and nitrites with medium to low levels of nitrates. I am now experiencing a hair algae bloom. Am I doing something wrong ? I have a 135 litre planted tank with a Co2 system. I run the lights for...
  3. D

    Nitrite level during Fishless Cycling

    Hi, I`m at day 26 of a Fishless Cycle of a 20gl tank, my Ammonia is getting reduced from 2ppm to 0.25pmm in less than 12 hours, my Nitrates are at 20ppm but my Nitrites are far above 5ppm and are not reducing. I have already done several large water changes during the last three days, this...
  4. J

    New tank cycling questions

    Hi There: I need light in this matter with my aquarium, I started a fishless cycle in my 36g tank in Oct. 30, I started with 4.0 PPM Ammonia using Dr. Tim, today I'm still at 4.0 ppm in Ammonia, here's what I have: 36g Tank, with chiller, air stones, 50g filter (aqueon), all the decoration I...
  5. BMBLSAD

    Fishless Cycle: Did it complete?

    Hi all, First time post to this forum. It's been over 7 years since I had an aquarium up and running, so my memory is kinda foggy. I am in the process of doing a fishless cycle. Here are the tank basics: - Size: 5g tank - Future fish: betta - Substrate: Caribsea Eco Complete - Plants: 1...
  6. P

    Fish-in Cycling w/ Betta and ADFs; help ASAP!!!

    So I think we messed up. We got a new Betta fish(Keanu) and six ADFs the other day, and literally this morning I found out about cycling... The Betta is in the 3.5 gallon, and we have two tanks. We've got three ADFs in each, and the Betta in one, with the intent of getting another betta for the...
  7. L

    Questions about a stalled fishless cycle

    Hello. I am wondering if I could get some advice regarding my new tank. This is my fourth tank setupt and I have decided to do fishless cycling using pure ammonia. I would have done it sooner, but I only recently found out about how inhumane cycling with hardy minnows is. Here's a bit about my...
  8. Brendt

    10 Gallon ideas

    Hi all, I’m currently cycling my tank ( I think) and looking for ideas to stock my tank. Here is how it started I was in my basement and found my old 10 gallon tank with the filter ( the basement is heated) I took it out cleaned The tank out bought a new filter because the old one didn’t work...
  9. james_fish

    Help with pH during fishless cycle

    Hello everyone; I'm 21 days into a fishless cycle in a 200 litre tank, and things to seem to be going extremely well. Yesterday I added 3ppm of liquid ammonia and todays results showed 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite which is very promising after 21 days. However, I'm having some extreme difficulty...
  10. N

    Help!!! Ammonia stuck at 2-4ppm

    Hi there, Im really puzzled with my first attempt at fishless cycling using ammonia. My two 5 gallons I successfully did a fish-in and had them cycled in about 3 weeks. Starting my new 10 gallon isn't going so well. Here's some helpful info on tank setup: First 2 days I had the tank filter...
  11. N

    New 10 gal--seeking cycle advice!

    Hi there! Please read the entire post to get necessary info to help you answer my questions! Thank you! I currently have 2 cycled 5 gallons housing one Betta and 3 ghost shrimp each. I successfully did a fish-in cycle in both (luckily) but with my second Betta the nitrite level stressed him...
  12. D

    Fishless cycle not working!

    Hi guys, Dunno what I’m doing wrong. Started my fishless cycle 2 weeks ago. Added enough Ammonia to get it to 3ppm. 13 days on the ammonia is still the same and Nitrites are low. What could it be and what can I do to remedy it? Tank is set at 28 degrees c. Thanks, Dan
  13. K

    Can Fluval Stratum stall a fishless cycle?

    I have a new Spec III (2.5 gallon) tank that I intend to keep shrimp in. It has Fluval Shrimp/Plant Stratum in it and is planted (jungle val and Montecarlo). I also have put several pieces of filter material & biomedia from an established tank in its filter section. I have, for about 11 days...
  14. A

    Fishless cycle with fish food?

    Hey, I am currently doing a fishless cycle (trying to anyway) before getting my Betta, I bought some fluvan enhancer but have decided against that and to do it with fish food instead, today I put a few decent size flakes in to get it to 3ppm, how long should i leave it before testing for ammonia...
  15. twintanks

    Will medium-high nitrates stall cycle?

    What a week...crashed computer (I'm on a borrowed one) and now possibly a fishless cycle problem as well. I was going to move my fish immediately into a new 5 foot tank, from their old one, along with all current filter media; but for reasons too complicated to put on here, I am now doing a...
  16. twintanks

    Seeding new filter with current media

    I am shortly going to be setting up a new 5-foot (1.5m) 360 litre coldwater tank for my old goldfish and a few weather-loaches. They will be moving from their 180 litre tank, and I plan to use some of the media from their Fluval 206 filter to seed the new, larger 406 Fluval. Now, normally I...
  17. scotty027

    Nitrite problems

    Hello everyone, i need some advice on fishless cycling.I'll give information about my tank before stating the problem. 46 gallon running a penguin 150 biowheel and a fluval c4 hob filter planted tap water readings 0/0/0 ammonia-old country (5 percent) Lots of seeding material So i'm in the...
  18. MajorTom

    Fishless TSS Cycle - what is this white film!?

    Hello everyone, I'm brand new to the hobby as well as this forum and setting up my new tank. It's a Juwel Primo 70 (60x30x40cm). I am starting a fishless cycle using Tetra Safe Smart and fish food to get it started. I've ordered an API master test kit but it's not arrived yet so I have no water...
  19. C

    Fishless Cycle No Change After 2.5 Weeks

    I'm doing a fishless cycle to prep my tank before adding fish. My setup is as follows (all equipment is brand new):   - 10g tank - Marina Slim Filter - Fluval 50watt heater - Various artificial decor - 5 Amazon sword (I think) - Air stone   After two weeks I have the following water parameters...
  20. S

    Water Quality - Help Me Understanding What The Numbers Mean

    Hi to all.   I have posted this info in my planted tank journal but thought I would also post it as a seperate topic.   I did a water hardness test on my tap water last night to help me start making choices on plants and fish and need some help in understanding what these figures mean in real...
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