Fishless cycle

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Fishless cycle

Post by NorthantsPete » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:35 am

Im cycling the tank, ive gone for what was readily available (flake food) to get it going. Its 60litres
How much food per day do you think and when should i take my first reading?

IVe started with two pinches of food, and was thinking of taking a reading in 3 days

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Re: Fishless cycle

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:40 pm

The problem with using food, is there really is no way to tell how much to use. Using straight ammonia is much more scientific.
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Re: Fishless cycle

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:07 pm

Also, with food- it decomposes, which is the point-but enough collects and you could have saprolengia outbreak (fungus which grows on decomposing organic matter). Larger pieces of raw food tend to do this more than flake, however I recommend you do thorough gravel vac to ensure no debris begins to essentially mold!
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