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Old 03-24-2013, 12:42 PM   #1 
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Silent Cycling?

Has anybody had any luck with their betta and silent cycling?

In case you don't know, here is an article about silent cycling.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:02 PM   #2 
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If you have a heavily planted tank, a silent cycle is very easy with any fish. I recently replaced my daughters's tank with a 5 gallon, and we are silently cycling it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #3 
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Are you cycling it with your betta?

Would this be considered heavily planted?
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:05 PM   #4 
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Are you cycling it with your betta?

Would this be considered heavily planted?
Personally I would say no, but if your plants are growing super fast everyday it is possible that they will make up for it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:10 PM   #5 
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Hmmm... Perhaps I will add a few anacharis from my other tank. Thanks!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #6 
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Are you cycling it with your betta?

Would this be considered heavily planted?
No, this is not a heavily planted tank. However, you have some fast-growing stems in there. That means they are hungry. Anacharis is VERY good at soaking up ammonia and other waste. If your other tank is not heated, be careful ... anacharis can be hard to acclimate to a higher temp tank like we keep for bettas. If you have only one betta in there, just keep an eye on your params. You're technically doing a fish-in cycle since you're not completely thick with plants, but it's a pretty safe one with the type of plants you have and a low bioload. Just keep an eye on your numbers and test often.
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