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  1. Fishless tank maintenance

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all, I plan on starting a planted tank with no fish or other animals. The goal is to have a tank ready to go and cycled if I see a betta I need to buy ("need"). I'm going to do a fishless cycle with fish food, and my question is: how often should I add fish food after the tank has cycled...
  2. Starting fishless cycle after I already added a fish..

    Betta Fish Care
    Hello! I've been lurking for about a month now and have finally got myself with such a whale of a problem (hahaha) that I decided it was time to sign up and post! Okay.. So other than the fish I had growing up, I knew next to nothing when I bought my Betta. I read enough to put him in a 5...
  3. nitrogen cycle - plants & fishless food ok?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am in the process of purchasing materials and prepping a tank for my future Betta friend. I originally wanted to complete the nitrogen cycle with use of aquatic plants and no fish. But, I read on the forum that this works only with heavily planted aquariums. My tank will not be heavily...
  4. Fishless cycling high nitrites, high nitrates

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi everyone. I am knew to aquariums and I need some help… Ok…I am currently in the process of fishless cycling a 5 gallon aquarium. I got seed gravel from LFS and started ammonia (ACE Hardware) at 5ppm. The ammonia came down over 5-7 days and my nitrites started showing up (spiked). Now...
  5. Fishless (Ammonia) Cycling Log

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    Hello, I recently bought a 20 gallon aquarium for my three bettas and I am in the process of cycling it. I've done a lot of research and found a lot of bogus information about the subject so I've decided to post a log of my cycle for anyone interested. The aquarium I'm setting up is a 20...
  6. Beginning fishless cycle - help/advice, pretty please?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi again, everyone! I've set up my 5 gal tank and am on day 11 of my first fishless cycle ever! Apologies in advance for this long post! :P I've looked over the HUGE amounts of info about fishless cycling online, but am mainly using the method from the article by James S. Koga, which I...