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Cycling 20g havent had to cycle a fresh in a while so help
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SLACkra
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PostPosted: 2003.08.18(Mon)23:41    Post subject: Cycling 20g havent had to cycle a fresh in a while so help Reply with quote

hi all I am unsetting up my tanks and all and I am selling my 20g setup to this family. well I haven't had to cycle a freshwater in a while so I need cheap and easy ways to cycle fish tanks. I have heard of throwing in some prawns and letting them rot works. I was wonding if just adding fish food and letting it rot would work? also how long would the cycle take using fish food? Also would adding plant gro formula help cycle the tanks? it suposably has some nitrogen in it. Also whats a good beginer stocking list for a 20g?
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anonapersona
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Houston, Texas

PostPosted: 2003.08.19(Tue)15:24    Post subject: BioSpira ~$12 at LFS Reply with quote

For easy and certain, you can't beat biospira from all I've read.

Cheap is to add a bit of fish food every day for a month or month and a helf and measure parameters every few days.

In between is to seed with filter junk from a healthy tank, or add lots of plants and good light. Then add a couple of fish, measure parameters very few days, and continue to stock slowly each time ammonia and nitrites go to zero.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.20(Wed)8:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use ammonia, its not too expensive.

http://www.aquahobby.com/tips/fishless.html

If you don't want to do fishless, you can just use a few danios.
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