I'm trying to recycle the 54 gallon tank, I do have a 10 gallon tank that is cycled tho. Just want to cycle it the quickest way so I can finish stocking the tankmattgirl said:I checked your profile and according to it you have a 54 gallon cichlid tank. Is this the one you are trying to cycle now or are you trying to cycle another one?
I ask because if you have an already cycled tank you could use media from it to cycle a new one and won't have to go through the TSS process.
Ok, the ammonia went down on its own today, so I went ahead and put the tss in. It's been more than 24 hours since i did my last water change, I don't understand how the ammonia went down on its own when I still have no nitrites thovarmint said:Yep, you should wait the 24 hrs after a water change using a conditioner.
You say you are recycling your tank. I am not trying to be nosy but am curious.matt 63 said:
I'm not sure if I completely killed the cycle or not. This started about a month ago when I got round worms in the tank, I started doing lots of water changes with my gravel vacuum to cut the food supply off but didn't have fish in it due to ick, then when I got ready to put fish back in the tank , the filter crashed so had to get a new one, then the ammonia level was off the charts, till a few days ago I started doing 50 percent water changes daily, but today it did drop a little by itself, which gives me a little hopemattgirl said:You say you are recycling your tank. I am not trying to be nosy but am curious.
Did you somehow totally kill your cycle or is it possible that there is still some life in there.
What makes me wonder is the fact that your ammonia went down on its own. Just because you are not seeing nitrites doesn't mean that there isn't bacteria in there already to quickly go from ammonia to nitrites to nitrates without registering the nitrites.
In other words, it isn't unusual to not see nitrites.