Cycling question

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  1. binaryterror

    binaryterror GPO Registered

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    I was just wondering, is there any way to speed up the 3 month cycling process? 3 months is just a long time...
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Not really. Look at it as a positive thing - you're getting used to taking care of your tank, you're building up your supply of amphipods for your little octopus and creating a safe home for him.

    Nancy
     
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    Whatever you do, don't be swayed by products saying that they can "cycle the tank in ______________ weeks", etc. It is a bunch of hogwash. 3 months will go by so fast, and it will be a great time to start your octo tank.

    greg
     
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    Ok, thanks alot! What if for some reason, I dont get an pods? Is that bad?
     
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    Er...what? Oh, I get you...you mean amphipods ! They will hitchhike over on your live rock, no worries there.
     
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    Lol, thats cool. I hope I get alot of them.
     
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    Your little octopus will appreciate having such a convenient snack in the tank. They must be pretty tasty because my bimac hunted for them even after she had eaten every amphipod in the tank (and I had hundreds of them). I felt sorry for her and added some more.

    And the small things in your tank can be fun to watch, too. I love putting in small flakes and watching the amphipods come out to find a flake and hurry back to their holes. Lots of activity!

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