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Old 04-13-2010, 06:42 PM   #21 
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Yeah, thats what I was thinking. I'm probably going to get the other fish acclimated and swimming around for a day or two before I put the betta in. :)

And yes, 5 dollars! What a steal.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:23 AM   #22 
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I think you're going to find it incredibly hard to keep a tank that small cycled
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:32 AM   #23 
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A 10 gallon? What.

Mine's remained cycled for over a month now - not that this holds much credibility - but, I've also read of various other members here who have and maintain cycles in tanks as small as 2.5 gallons.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:30 AM   #24 
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Its not hard at all. Where are you getting that from. My 10 gallon is cycled perfectly. It only took me 1.5 weeks also.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:28 AM   #25 
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Hadouken441, what exactly was your procedure? I'm hoping mine will cycle fast.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:35 AM   #26 
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The plants help it cycle fast. When they start growing is pretty much when its ok
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #27 
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I have two hornwort's and one Anacharis in my tank right now. I'm adding enough ammonia to achieve a reading of 5ppm (from what I can tell on the color chart, haha) and adding a little bit more when it goes down below 5ppm. Then when I test nitrites in the water I'll drop the dosage to about 2-3 ppm until my nitrites have spiked and both ammonia and nitrites read 0.

Am I doing this correctly?
Should I add more plants?
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:45 PM   #28 
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Mizzle, you aren't reading that as 10L , are you?
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