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Old 02-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #1 
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Guess who's tank just cycled!

Mine. :D

I have a 2.5 gal for my Xander, and hadn't had any luck doing a fishless cycle. So I got Xander and did a "fish in" cycle I guess. Actually, to be quite honest, I didn't do anything except monitor levels and do a 50% wc and a 100% wc per week. I honestly didn't think it would ever cycle because it was so small, ammonia always went up and I never got a reading for nitrate. But I checked my levels yesterday and I had 0 ppm ammonia and 5 ppm for nitrate after having gone 3 days between a water change!!!!!

I'm ridiculously excited about this - finally I can go longer between water changes! It's been a month since the time I put Xander in and the time my tank cycled.

Also, Xander built his first bubble nest a few days ago. :D
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #2 
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LUCKY DX!!!! But yay!
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #3 
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I think mine is cycled now, too. :D Pfft. Yay for plants and bogwood in my tank.

Gratz!
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Old 02-04-2011, 02:42 PM   #4 
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Isn't it amazing how happy bacteria can make you? LOL ;D
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:11 PM   #5 
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Gratz on your cycling!!

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #6 
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Hey, is it normal to have algal growth in your filter after your tank cycles? :/
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:49 PM   #7 
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When I took apart my filter for maintainence today, it was full of slimey goo - so, I guess that's a yes (at least in my case).
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