Cycling Suggestions????

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Vbaby created the topic: Cycling Suggestions????

so ive setup a new 120g tank with 50% of the water coming from my other cycled tanks and both the canisters from another cycled tank and the substrate straight from a cycled tank and 50% fresh water and a high dose of stress zyme.

i did all my water tests and they are all perfect do u guys suggest i keep cycling this tank or should it be ok considering that ive used so many things from existing cycled tanks.

tanks been running for a week now with two pleco's in there.
i wanna move my arowana in there to make space in my hospital tank for my O with the red goaty growing from his anal.


what r yr thoughts on this?

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OFL replied the topic: Re:Cycling Suggestions????

assuming that the canister filters have been running for a while and they already have bacteria colony established then your tank is pretty much cycled. If you think about it, you cycle the tank to establish a bacteria colony (biological filter) I have to say that two pleco and the arrowana is rather a lot for a 120 gallon tank.

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metoo replied the topic: Re:Cycling Suggestions????

Yeah, would see it the same way. I tried to do it like that when setting up a new tank recently and dropped the fish right in as well but not telling *cough*

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Vbaby replied the topic: Re:Cycling Suggestions????

the canisters hv been running on a tank for 8weeks now so they bacteria is pretty much established.

both the plecos are approx 2inches and arowana only 6inch so they r still all very small 120g should be fine for them for now.

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delboybully replied the topic: Re:Cycling Suggestions????

If you put filters taken from another cycled tank and add fish at the same time you will have a cycled tank. If you want to be sure test for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. If ammonia and nitrite are zero and your nitrate is larger than the tap nitrate then you have a cycled tank

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