Fishless Cycle : Feeding My Tank

  1. Maricalue

    Maricalue Member Member

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    Hello all,

    it is my first time cycling a tank and now I am a little nervous. I started my tank on june 18th.

    Here is my parameters since the beginning (in French but words are fairly the same):
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    I know the theory of the cycling process. I am wondering, though, if I am feeding my tank enough. I pour a bit of my RES turtle food every now and then so there is always at least a piece rotting.

    I am using the API freshwater master test kit. Not sure if my reading is right, a lot of the color seams the same!

    Thank you.
     

  2. toolman

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    Many times cycling takes 4-6 weeks or longer. Your cycle appears roughly 2/3 of the way done. Using food to feed the cycle can make it slower in my opinion than if using ammonia.

    Keep patient, looks like everything is progressing normally.
     

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    Maricalue

    Maricalue Member Member

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    Alright! Thank you.
    I couldn't find ammonia here in Canada (Quebec actually). There is none at my lps so...
     
  4. Celestialgirl

    Celestialgirl Well Known Member Member

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    I found some at a Home Hardware store, Old Country brand. I don't know where you are in Quebec but I googled the store at there's at least a few around, depending on where you live.
     
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    Maricalue Member Member

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    Thank you, I'll check that!
     
  6. toolman

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    Sorry you can't get it, have never used it myself. That's the advantage of having 3, soon to be 4 tanks. Lol

    Plenty of filters to steal media from.
     

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