Re: New tank
- Good post, and I agree with everything except the
last part of:<br><br>"Just be smart and dont try to
load your tank full of fish the first day. put a few
small inexpensive fish in there and let it work for
about 5 weeks. it should be totally cycled
then."<br><br>After 5 or 6 weeks the tank will be fully cycled *to
the level needed to support those few fish, only*.
Adding more fish will necessitate continuing the cycling
as the bioload grows. The bacterial filter will only
be as big as the ammonia and nitrite generated to
feed it will support, and a tank will never be fully
cycled until it has its full bioload.<br><br>(An
alternative is fishless cycling, which substitutes ammonia
for the full fish bioload, and can fully cycle a
tank, completely, with no fish. For the curious, here's
<a href=http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/cycle2.html target=new>http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/cycle2.html</a> I've used it several times and it works like a
- --- In email@example.com, iwboomer wrote:
>length for my 80....
> Point taken.....will look into the gloves......will need shoulder
>This may sound kind of disturbing, but these gloves really work too. I
went to a farm supply place and bought the gloves that they use to
inseminate cattle and horses. Shoulder length - and sanitary.