Will A Tank Stay Cycled With Just An Airstone?

  1. Calico

    Calico Member Member

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    My filter stopped working today. Luckily the tank it's on is empty — I've just been dosing ammonia to keep it cycled until I can get fish. I'm going to try to get the filter replaced (I think it's still under warranty) but that may take a while.

    I've put the filter media in the tank for now, with an airstone next to it. Will this be enough to keep it cycled?
     

  2. BeanFish

    BeanFish Well Known Member Member

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    Yes. Try putting the media above the airstone to increase flow and keep dosing the ammonia.
     

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