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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:02 pm Post subject: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Is  it  possible  to  instantly  cylce  a  new  tank  by  putting  a  mature  sponge  filter?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:18 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Yes...  Using  a  matured  running  filter  sponge  from  another  tank  would  enable  the  bacterias  grow  quickly  in  your  new  tank.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:27 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Or  add  50  of  existing  tank  water  and  add  50  new  water.  With  old  already  running  sponge  filter  as  shelly  suggested.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:30 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 yes
 put  some  mature  water  in  your  tank
 with  old  filter,  start  air  pump,  and  after  day  u  can  start  adding  fish
 but  why  so  hurry.......??
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:34 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 But  I  dont  think  it  will  be  instant  even  if  you  do  the  above  for  a  planted  tank.
 The  initial  change  of  water  parameters  due  to  the  substrate  will  be  huge.
 How  ever  for  a  barebottom  tank  you  have  no  trouble  in  adding  fishes  after  a  day  if  you  do  the  steps  given  above
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:17 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Yeah!   thats  not  for  fresh  planted  tanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:22 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 planted  tank:
 I  think  that  really  depends  on  which  route  you're  taking.  Yes,  enriched  substrates  leech  a  good  lot  of  nutrients  into  the  water  during  the  beginning  stages.  but  if  you  use  a  different  method,  like  for  example  Diana  Waldstad's  method,  you  can  introduce  fish  on  the  next  day.  so  really  depends  on  what  you're  doing.
 IMO  if  you  use  natural  components  such  as  soil,  laterite,  peat,  river  sand  etc.  AND  ALSO  plant  heavily,  you  can  introduce  fish  almost  immediately.  But  it  would  be  a  good  idea  to  follow  the  'mature  filter-mature  water'  as  a  complimentary  process.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:57 am Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Yes  you  can  use  gravel  or  sponge  to  cycle  your  tank  fast........
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:39 am Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 So  for  freshwater  planted  tanks  how  long  will  it  take  to  cycle  the  short-cut  method,  time  wise?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:49 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

                                                   
girlcookart  wrote  (View  Post):                
So  for  freshwater  planted  tanks  how  long  will  it  take  to  cycle  the  short-cut  method,  time  wise?                

 
 In  a  well  planted  aquarium  nitrogen  cycling  will  not  even  start,  all  ammonia  being  generated  by  fish  will  be  consumed  by  plants  and  is  not  available  for  nitrifying  bacteria  to  develop.
 Plants  and  bacteria  compete   for  ammonia.
 So  nitrogen  cycling  is  not  relevant  very  much  for  planted  tanks.
 If  you  are  having  a  substrate  which  does  not  leach  high  levels  of  ammonia  in  initial  stages  you  can  start  stocking  after  one  week.
 This  is  only  relevant  for  planted  tanks  having  a  tleast  70-80%  surface  area  covered  by  plants  and  are  lightly  stocked.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:53 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 +1  Sandeep.  In  any  case  one  is  always  advised  against  full  stocking  in  a  single  go.  One  must  always  introduce  fish  only  a  few  at  a  time.  So  if  one  wants  to  start  stocking  at  start  up,  they  can  introduce  a  few  fish  to  begin  with  &  progress  from  there.  But  I  would  not  really  introduce  any  'delicate'  fish,  however  densely  the  tank  is  planted.
 
 Having  said  that,  I  never  start  stocking  from  the  word  go.  And  I  don't  really  think  its  a  wise  thing  to  do.  Let  the  tank  settle.  look  for  changes.  take  a  step  back  &  enjoy  your  tank.  As  any  knowledgeable  aquarist  would  advise,  patience  is  the  key  to  this  whole  hobby.  So  why  hurry  up  at  all?  Aaram  se  yaar...  Drinking
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:04 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 @Sandeep  and  @Athreyan  :  Thanks  for  the  info,  guys...the  info  really  helps!  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:28 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

 Yoop  ......agree  with  Sandeep  and  Athreyan......
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:51 pm Post subject: Re: Instant tank cycling???? Reply with quote

                                                   
elimoses3  wrote  (View  Post):                
Is  it  possible  to  instantly  cylce  a  new  tank  by  putting  a  mature  sponge  filter?                

 
 But  where  is  the  poster  Very Happy  ?  have  you  acknowledged  these  adivses?
 
 is  your  tank  planted?  Smile
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