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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-13-2007, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Have I Cycled?

An answer to a question i should really know. But i really dont.

I set up my 35L Arc Tank over a month ago now and decided to cycle with four Danios. I seeded the tank with two medium handfulls of Media from BiOrb, a whole Filter Sponge, again from the BiOrb and i added a Pot of Bacternnets (sorry, can never remeber how to spell this stuff) in the filter.

Four weeks on now since i added the fish and still no signs of Ammonia and Nitrite. Both at Zero. Nitrate is at 10.

Do you guys think i might have cycled already?? Am i still waiting for the cycling to kick in yet??

Im just dont understand. Due to this not know, i bought a Betta for the tank. Both Betta and Danio are getting on well, also look fit and healthy.

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A cycle is complete once the tank is fully stocked, where the bacteria reaches the maximum bioload. So if you planned to add more fish, do it slowly, because the ammonia, nitrites, nitrates will go up and down again.
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A cycle is complete once the tank is fully stocked, where the bacteria reaches the maximum bioload. So if you planned to add more fish, do it slowly, because the ammonia, nitrites, nitrates will go up and down again.
Thanks. Ive never had i explained to me in that way. It makes a LOT of sense.

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