Yes Becs (sorry Carli, hadn't yet read your post) I agree with Carli. All
you really need to know right now is which fish are hardy enough to Cycle
with ( and danios are a first choice with many ) and which aren't ( the
expensive ones usually ! )
Don't despair if you lose one or two danios on the way !
You're not doing anything wrong when and if this happens. It's just that
sometimes, just sometimes, the nitrite and ammonia peaks just get too much
for your Cycling fish.
Otherwise as Carli says, just let it happen.
Incidentally, what kind of filter have you set up ?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: 01 December 1999 22:43
Subject: Re: [UniQuaria] [Question] Cycling my tank????
> From: Carli613@...
> In a message dated 12/1/99 4:28:34 PM EST, fishynutty@... writes:
> Hi Becs...
> > Hey I'm totally confused about cycling a tank.
> > I have 3 leopard danios in my 5 gallon tank.
> > How do I cycle the tank?
> Feed the fish and let them do what comes naturally and your tank will
> > I mean how do I know when its been cycled? When there is no nitrite
> > reading? How do I know if the nitrites are too high? How do I keep
> > nitrites from killing my fish?
> Ok what will happen...you will get an ammonia reading...then you will
> getting a nitrite reading...nitrites will get REAL high...then they will
> decrease...eventually there will be no ammonia or nitrites. This means
> enough bacteria has formed to support the amount of fish in the tank. I
> don't ever cycle with fish, so maybe someone else can tell you a better
> to go about it, but I assume there are two ways to do it.
> One way being don't do water changes and just let it run its course no
> how high the nitrites get. Danios are right hardy.
> Other way being when the nitrites get over the 1.0 or so do small changes
> keep it down...but this will take longer to cycle that way, I would think.
> Someone who cycles with fish please help on that part!!
> > So many questions!!!!! Whoever thought keeping fish could be so hard?
> Not that hard, just need patience! Good luck!
> carli LMD
> TN USA
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