I Am Setting Up A 22 Galllon Tank Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Holographiccowfish, May 18, 2018.

  1. HolographiccowfishNew MemberMember

    As I said I am setting up a tank it is fresh water would love some tips on the fish less cycle and other things thanks
  2. ToCkSiC

    ToCkSiCValued MemberMember

    I've also just started a freshwater tank, although mines only a 10 gallon these are a few links that helped me begin.

    Nitrogen Cycle - Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle
    Fishless Cycle Guide -  
    Freshwater Cycle Guide -  

    As I said I've only just started myself so I haven't got the knowledge of the 'ins and outs' of owning fish just yet, but most of the people here are very knowledgeable and will help in no time I'm sure. :)
  3. FishGirl38

    FishGirl38Valued MemberMember

    So starting a tank and using the fishless cycle is a process. Its going to take about 3-4 weeks to complete, especially if you don't add any live-bacteria products, but in my opinion its the best way to start a tank because it allows the bacteria time to grow w/o overwhelming it.

    If you don't have a complete test kit, I would grab one. it will tell you where your PH, ammonia, nirtrite and nitrate levels are, and you can use it during and after cycling to monitor your levels.

    Any specific questions about it? Just let us know. There's alot to tell and I'm not sure what you don't already know. I've written a document about the nitrite cycle and posted it on here in a Thread titled New tank Nitrite Level 0.

    I don't want to paste it again here for the sake of spam.

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