Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

  • DedZefyr
  • DedZefyr's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 13
  • Thank you received: 0

DedZefyr created the topic: Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

Hi guys! I'm relatively new here, but I need some help with my kids!
I've had my tank set up for many years, it's a 125, and recently we moved about 30 miles away from where we were living, about a month ago.
And last week, I noticed a large amount of algae growing on my tank and I tried to do research on this and most of what I could find said that in the move out here, it had disturbed the sediments in my tank and my tank was in the middle of cycling again.
Please help! What can I do with my kids while their tank is cycling? I don't have a big enough established tank for them besides the one they're in! I really don't want to lose them!
#407125

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 5923
  • Karma: 3
  • Thank you received: 581

Suprd71 replied the topic: Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

Hello and welcome. The only way to determine the state of your water is to test it. Showing zero of ammonia and nitrite, and having some reading of nitrate indicates your cycle is still intact. Algae is not a real indicator of anything other than possibly too much light reaching the tank and possibly an abundance of nutrients(uneaten fish food). If you are unable to test the water any time soon, the best thing would be to do large, frequent water changes to protect the fish from possible ammonia or nitrite accumulation.


I may not be the Boss, but I'm ALWAYS right!
#407128

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • DedZefyr
  • DedZefyr's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 13
  • Thank you received: 0

DedZefyr replied the topic: Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

Thank you. Sorry I got a little carried away, but I really don't want to lose my babies. I'll be sure to bring in a water sample to my work Wednesday to get it tested.
#407130

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Posts: 5923
  • Karma: 3
  • Thank you received: 581

Suprd71 replied the topic: Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

Make sure the test is done with the API liquid test kit. Test strips are not accurate. You really should have your own kit, should sudden issues arise. Oscar problems are most often directly linked to water quality.


I may not be the Boss, but I'm ALWAYS right!
#407133
The following user(s) said Thank You: DedZefyr

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • DedZefyr
  • DedZefyr's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 13
  • Thank you received: 0

DedZefyr replied the topic: Accidentally re-cycling my Oscar tank?

I was thinking about picking one up Saturday, but I thought I could just test my water at work.
But I'll definitely make sure to get a kit Wednesday when I go in.
API is the only test kit my boss uses and sells, because he hates strip kits.
#407136

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Big-KenDRACO
Time to create page: 0.102 seconds