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Old 07-30-2010, 07:46 PM   #11 
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I am cycling tomorrow. Yay. Ph levels are cool! :cool:
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:01 PM   #12 
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Frogipoi: I would suggest picking up some Nutrafin cycle if you could, It jumpstarts the clycling, and allows for instant fish placement. A couple doses of it will fully get the cycle going.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:07 PM   #13 
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Eh, actually, that wouldn't really work. Even if you seeded the tank, it'd take several weeks for the cycle to really set in and the bacteria to grow. Those things aren't that great. It'd be easier to just seed your tank to try and speed it up some,
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #14 
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It takes that long to cycle? I will wait till x-mas then.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:18 PM   #15 
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Eh, actually, that wouldn't really work. Even if you seeded the tank, it'd take several weeks for the cycle to really set in and the bacteria to grow. Those things aren't that great. It'd be easier to just seed your tank to try and speed it up some,
Are you talking to me? If you are, yes it will take a week or two, but upon adding that not only speeds up the process, but eliminates ammonia and nitrates in your tank plus adding the beneficial bacteria. So, you will be able to introduce fish instantly, while having a semi cycle built up.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:29 PM   #16 
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Froggie: The ammount of time it takes to cycle varies.

Aven: I was talking to you and Froggie. Hmm, that's interesting. I'm guessing you meant for a fish in cycle. I was thinking about a fishless cycle...
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:40 PM   #17 
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Well you are supposed to add that first lol, but to be safe I waited more than a day. The worker at Petland said 48 hours would be enough.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:29 PM   #18 
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Like everyone said, dont change the ph. They sell PH up and PH down. This is not really making soft water, soft water is RO water and suff and your not going to get that by adding a down or up... real soft water is RO not getting tap water and putting down in it...
Bettas can adjust there blood and liver to the water, me I have hard well water and mine are fine.
When you use PH up or down then the PH is always changing and the fish is having to change his/her self to the changes all the time. So its best to just leave it be...
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:35 AM   #19 
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I agree with Floridabettas. Ph swings are harmful to fish.
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