Rough estimate.

  1. ynaggo

    ynaggo Member Member

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    I do 1 gal. water changes every week for my tank and I was thinking how long would my filter take grow a strong colony from that water I use from my water change. I've had success with this before but it was way back

    Roughly 1/2 to 1 month I'm guessing?

    What are your thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Ynaggo
     

  2. passion336

    passion336 Initiate Member

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    hey

    The best thing to do is in a month test the water just to make sure they cycle is finished its easy and the safest way.
    my local fish shop charges £1 for both test's

    hopefully this will help you
    kind regards
     

  3. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

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    beneficial bacteria is more adheared to surfaces like the filter media, subtrate, decorations etc...its not free floating in the water enough to start a cycle, so im not sure if its at all possible to have a true cycle with just the water and nothing else aiding it
     
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    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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