Cycling

Discussion in 'Tank Talk' started by Burstsovenergy24, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Since I have purchased a 55 Gallon tank for an oscar (www.oscarfish.com) I have thought about cycling. I have been doing a fishless cycle (FC) and it just ended at 12 DAYS! 12 days was all it took thanks to fishless cycling. I really like FC because-

    -No fish get hurt!

    -Quick really quick!

    -The bacteria produced frm it will be more than enough for an octopus and will adjust to it

    I just really like fishless cycing and think of it as a great alternative to regular cycling!



    http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/cycling.html

    http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/cycle2.html

    http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquasource/mycycle.shtml
     
  2. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I have no experience keeping tanks. Where does the bacteria come from in a fishless cycle?

    Thanks,

    Melissa
     
  3. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like the bacteria come from the gravel (or sand) you add from an established aquarium. This author also suggests adding plants from an established aquarium and their roots would also carry the bacteria.

    Nancy
     
  4. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    If you dont want to add any gravel you dont have to. It will just take a lot longer. :)
     
  5. Justin Thurston

    Justin Thurston Pygmy Octopus Registered

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    What if i dont have a pre established tank... and if i get a bimac, and he passes, do i have to ercycle the thingie or ca ni get another one right away.
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    that really depends what killed the first one.... you'd want to make sure you knew before getting a 2nd.
     
  7. o.vulgaris

    o.vulgaris Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    how many of you guy's have used this new cycling technique--I just do the normal routine of regular cycling. :P
     

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