Fishless Cycle : Feeding My Tank

  1. Maricalue

    Maricalue Valued Member Member

    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):
    Capture d'écran 2017-07-13 13.49.11.png

    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

    toolman Well Known Member Member

    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.
  3. OP

    Maricalue Valued Member Member

    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

    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.
  5. OP

    Maricalue Valued Member Member

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

    toolman Well Known Member Member

    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.