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Old 12-30-2010, 11:00 PM   #11 
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if its running without a filter I suggest 2 changes a week one 50% another 100% if you have a filter then 30% a week should be fine if the tank is cycled.
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if its running without a filter I suggest 2 changes a week one 50% another 100% if you have a filter then 30% a week should be fine if the tank is cycled.
How do I know if my tank is cycled?
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Tank cycling is when the bacteria are allowed to grow on a filter pad or such what happens in a nutshell is you aquarium will have a spike of ammonia, nitrite, then nitrate the water will appear cloudy and milky like and when it clears up again a tank is cycled this means that a colony of beneficial bacteria has been established which is the goal of cycling. Cycling is hard on fish because ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are toxic to fish so there are fish-less tank cycling options.
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Tank cycling is when the bacteria are allowed to grow on a filter pad or such what happens in a nutshell is you aquarium will have a spike of ammonia, nitrite, then nitrate the water will appear cloudy and milky like and when it clears up again a tank is cycled this means that a colony of beneficial bacteria has been established which is the goal of cycling. Cycling is hard on fish because ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are toxic to fish so there are fish-less tank cycling options.
What would be the best way of doing a fish-less cycle?
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