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Old 05-31-2010, 07:21 PM   #1 
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what does it mean to cycle????

im so confused...i have been doing so much research and read about cycling and just do not understand what they mean by it...can anyone help me to verify it more for me? so when you say cycle what is that?

please and thanks:)
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:54 PM   #2 
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Cycling is basically breeding helpful bacteria that will convert ammonia to nitrite, and then to nitrate, which is less toxic. It helps keep the parameters balanced and keeps ammonia in check.This link has much more detailed information than I can give. :)
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