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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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my tank cycled?

I have a 75 gallons planted tank that is 2 weeks old.

There is 20 fished in it. Feed them almost every 1-2 days.
For the past 2 weeks. All my ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate showed 0 ppm all the time.

Does that mean my tank was cycled?

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you should be showing at least some reading for at least 1 of them at any time. you should not be showing 0's across the board unless you have a heavily planted tank with a low bioload. what are you using to test?
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I'm using liquid test. And a heavy planted tank. . I Dumped some trash from the filter from another tank into it also.
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what 20 fish tho?

A. 20 neons and 0...then no, not cycled
B. 20 discus and 0s...then WOW, incredibly heavily planted and cycled

Im guessing A tho B is possible


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nah not 20 neon,

2 big rams, 2 big barb, a lot of mollies, and 4 guppy, some other fishes which are the same size of molly.

now add 9 mollies, 4 angles more. planted more plants, so now no more room for plants

I think I shorted nitrate, so I'm on planning to put more fish into it. I'm still keep watching for those parameters
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