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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping a Fishless Tank Cycled

I have a 150 low tech/low light/medium planted tank that has been running for a couple of months and has been cycled for a month. I have 5 shrimp, 2 nerites and a herd of pond snails in it. I have still been adding a small amount of ammonia (1/2 teaspoon daily) as I have no fish in it. I plan to add fish in a couple of months but as my travel schedule is keeping me away for too long right now I don't want to put them through quarantine until I am going to be home for most of a full month.

My question is should I continue to add ammonia to keep the tank cycled properly or will the extremely light critter load I have in there do that on their own?


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personally. i'd add a good pinch of flake food in there it'll break down over time and release ammonia to aid in keeping it going

how long are u planning on being gone?

u can add in solid vegetables that will take logner to break down

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