Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: State of Emergency
No need to panic, the tank IS cycled.
I do not need to put fish in the tank, nor would I ever put fish in an uncycled tank and use them as an ammonia source when you can easily cycle a tank so so so many other ways.
Thank you both, they call me bruce, and tetra73, but aquasoil is full of ammonia, so no I don't need to put any fish in the tank.
also "no fish means no ammonia means to many nitrates means not cycled," makes no sense, no ammonia does not mean too many nitrated.
No ammonia, no nitrite does mean cycled, assuming there was ammonia in the first place.
I assume you guys don't know about aquasoil, believe me I'm sure its cycled, I've done fishless cycling with aquasoil many times, but its usually taken one to two weeks.
This time it was much faster because I cranked the temperature up very high, and all the crypts I left floating at the surface were covered in beneficial bacteria, and they soaked up lots of ammo and nitrite.