|01-30-2013 07:38 PM|
|FishAddict||Great, thanks for the advice. I'll turn the chiller off until the day before the eggs arrive.|
|01-30-2013 07:32 PM|
The bacteria reproduce quickly over 80F.
They're less effective at lower temps, but I see no reason not to cycle warm and then bring the temp down once it's complete.
|01-30-2013 07:14 PM|
|2Shi||The hotter the water, the faster it will cycle. Increased temperature speeds up the metabolism of the bacteria.|
|01-30-2013 06:49 PM|
Cycling A Cold Water Tank - Question?
I am currently cycling an aquarium which will be used to hatch rainbow trout eggs, these eggs are typically hatched around 10 C (50 F), so to achieve this temperature I am using an aquarium chiller.
My question is will the tank cycle quicker at room temperature or does it matter? The tank temperature is currently at 6 C (42 F) because I must acclimate the eggs which are currently in 2 C water.
Is beneficial bacterial growth affected by water temperature?