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Old 04-07-2010, 02:54 PM   #21 
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I personally wouldn't worry about whether its cycled or not, anything under 10 gallons wont really benefit from being "cycled" anyways.

It surely would benefit. I have tanks that are 2.5 gallons and up that are cycled and the fish definitely do benefit from not having to go through 100% water chagnes and not having to worry about ammonia posioning if I skip a water change.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:12 PM   #22 
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It surely would benefit. I have tanks that are 2.5 gallons and up that are cycled and the fish definitely do benefit from not having to go through 100% water chagnes and not having to worry about ammonia posioning if I skip a water change.
Oh yeah there's certainly that, but i meant pro's and cons between uncycled and cycled in this particular situation. The amount of extra work and chance of there being some kind of parasite based disease would surely be quiet high considering the fact that its had 2 goldfish in it? Unless they really know what there doing and were VERY consistent with daily water changes i would stay away from it.
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I doubt the potential costs of not completely sterilising the tank outweigh the benefits but yes, in general I would say that it is extremely beneficial to cycle a tank of any size. I would encourage the OP to give the tank a good clean and cycle it from scratch.
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Yeah if the idea is to cycle it from scratch I'd rather just buy a new tank considering its a biOrb and may be harder to clean. I was wondering purely so I wouldn't HAVE to cycle.

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