Is My Tank Done Cycling?

  1. k

    kylargary New Member Member

    I am starting a beginner community fish tank. My aquarium is 27 gallons and I want to know if i I have completed the cycling process. I added water to my tank the end of April and added fish about a week later.
    I am using 5 zebra danios because I did not know about fishes cycling until after I had added them to the tank. I frequently check my water with a test kit and do water changes about once a week. My tank is half planted.
    Now, my levels read 0 ppm ammonia, 0 ppm nitrate and 10ppm nitrate (my tap water has 0 nitrate).
    I think I need to add an algae eater soon, so let me know if there's anything I should do before that! Thanks!!

    how many days the parameter stable?

    5-6 I believe
  2. T

    Tesla Valued Member Member

    from your numbers it looks like you are all set :)
  3. trainandfishguy

    trainandfishguy Valued Member Member

    Sure looks like it to me. What Algae Eater are you thinking of getting?

    ELON MOLLUSK Valued Member Member

    It’s always a glorious feeling when you’ve hit your cycle! Which it sounds like you have congrats
  5. Kidd13rl

    Kidd13rl New Member Member

    Yep id say youre ready. I'd go with an ancistrus personally for that size tank. Ottos would also work well. Either way id say its time for a trip to the fish store!
  6. Holl

    Holl New Member Member

    Sounds like you're all set! :) Woot!