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Old 01-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Cycling A Cold Water Tank - Question?


Hey Everyone,

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?

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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The hotter the water, the faster it will cycle. Increased temperature speeds up the metabolism of the bacteria.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
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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.
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Great, thanks for the advice. I'll turn the chiller off until the day before the eggs arrive.
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