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Old 03-14-2010, 06:43 PM   #1 
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Possible to cycle 2 gallon?

Is it possible to cycle a 2 gallon? I am considering buying the 4 pack of the marineland explorers from ebay... but am wondering if it is even possible to cycle them? I know it can be done with 2.5 gallons. Maybe 50% water changes once a week?
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:21 PM   #2 
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Some say you can and some say you can't. I guess you could try.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:28 PM   #3 
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As long as you have an oxygen source for the NB.... you can...IMO/E.....

What is a "marineland explorers" never heard of them or maybe I have but by a different name...lol...got a link?......
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:39 PM   #4 
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http://cgi.ebay.com/Eclipse-Explorer...item1e5988adfe
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #5 
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It's just a smaller marineland eclipse with incandescent lighting.

Our 1 gallon Betta tanks have cycled in the past, we could test for nitrate, and some would be visible. We had a UGF and Penn Plax SWF. I'm assuming thats what you folks consider cycled?
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:16 PM   #6 
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OFL - Do you think that could be cycled??
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:19 PM   #7 
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IMO they could be cycled but would still require 2 50% changes a week because they are so small.

If the lights are incandescent I'd switch them out for CFLs.. I just put one in my newtome 2 gallon and it looks great.
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I see...it is a kit...kinda cute...and as long as you have oxygen source it should cycle.....IMO/E
You know you are cycled when you have 0ppm ammonia and nitrite an 5-10ppm nitrate for several days without a water change...

IMO/E-in the 6g and less tank regardless of filtration and cycle with one betta/shrimp/snail....twice weekly water changes of at least 50% with one of the water changes doing substrate vacuuming to prevent water quality issues and health/fin issues......and removing any uneaten food in between pwc in the un-planted tank.....in heavy planted active growing planted tanks...water changes IMO would be different.
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #9 
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IMO they could be cycled but would still require 2 50% changes a week because they are so small.

If the lights are incandescent I'd switch them out for CFLs.. I just put one in my newtome 2 gallon and it looks great.

did you swap it with something like this?

http://www.1000bulbs.com/4-Watt-Comp...escents/38048/



Because my little 2 gallon has a candelabra socket.
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dunno what a candelabra socket is but yes I switched them out for screw in CFLs
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