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tank cycling

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:24 pm
by kim
my tank {10}gal is starting to cycle an the water has like a white film on top every morning .im changing 3 gal every 3 4 days.an i finaly got a rock vac. boy did we need that.iv read that we shouldnt use bleach at all but i need to clean the net an vac an stuff ? what should i use? an thank you! :D

Re: tank cycling

PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:52 pm
by admin
Hi Kim!

Can I ask about the steps you took so far to cycle your tank? Do you have fish in it? What is in the tank? How long have you been cycling it for? How often do you check the pH level?

Adam

Re: tank cycling

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 3:18 pm
by kim
OK well i have had my 1ST tank for 4 weeks now an i have 4 fishies Grasshopper an 3 pandas cories ! Now the fish are happy but the film on top is just yuck! may be old food ?i try to feed live stuff so may be oil ? ph 7.2=7.4 amo 2.0=4.0 nitrite 0=0.25 nitrate 0=1 OH heck new tan syndrome FOO ie new mom syndrom!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: WELL ANY THING ADVISE CAN ONLY HELP RIGHT NOW HI WOO! :D

Re: tank cycling

PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:23 pm
by admin
Yes, could be old food. You could do a partial water change and siphon the gravel.

Adam

Re: tank cycling

PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:45 pm
by Sherry H
Hello
Could someone please explain water cycling and how you do this ?