It will just be 8 weeks since the koi tank setup, dont want to disturb the cycle that has been set up there, just dont want to upset anything in that tank.
I also love fishes, all fishes, thats why using sera nitrivec
I will try and get the test kits today.
Taking out some water from koi tank won't upset the cycling process in that tank. As it is by now, you must have started regular WC to the Koi tank. So take the water which you were going to throw anyway and add it to the present tank. Thats it.
Anyways if you already have branded bacteria in a bottle, go ahead with it.
As far as nitrifying bacteria are concerned, they double up every 24 hours the colony multiplies faster when ammonia is in excess and starts dying when ammonia is almost zero. What we achieve in our tanks is an equilibrium of bacterial colony so that any ammonia if produced is quickly consumed by these bacteria. So even if you take out some water from the koi tank, the equilibrium shifts and bacterial colony starts multiplying fast to reach equilibrium again. Typical for a healthy tank. So we do not harm the colony when we do WC.
Posted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:09 pm Post subject: Re: Which Hardy Fish would be right for cycling?
Please post a single reply with all your thoughts ,gets a bit confusing
Anyway,you can always use mollies,some people also use them to cycle brackish water tanks.it is a very hardy fish.Or if your lfs is short of mollies , you should wait for him to get back in stock ,he doesnt have guppies and danios too right?
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Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:04 pm Post subject: Re: Which Hardy Fish would be right for cycling?
Dont know how this thread went unnoticed.
I would suggest members to get the basics before you give out suggestions. Let alone rubbish someone elses statements.
There is a term called 'Fishless cycling' and it can be done without fishes. If one has little patience, its pretty simple. Both VIdyasagar and saurabh suggested the right way of doing things.
Im really not sure the kick start cultures work properly (They might, but im skeptical). Im not sure what conditions the starter kit would have undergone from production till it reaches the customer. Im really not sure what amount of bacterial colony survives by the time one adds it into the tank. I would rather go for 'fishless cycling'.
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