How long did it take you?

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Sabi, 23 Mar 2008.

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How long did it take your tank to cycle?

  1. 1 month

    18 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. 2-3 months

    7 vote(s)
    23.3%
  3. 4 months

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. 5 months+

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Sabi

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    I know this varies widely depending on the persons setup etc, but how long did it take your tank to cycle?
     
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  3. Kanga

    Kanga Retired Moderator

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    My cycle was quick, but it was cured rock and live sand. Sump was 1/2 live sand and half aragonite
     
  4. Rory

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    The nitrogen cycle or the entire cycle for various organisms to establish themselves and achieve a balance (with no more algae)?
     
  5. Matt

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    3 Weeks ;P Cured LR was the key there! All my paly's & shrooms on the LR also survived (and dare I say it) seemed to thrive throughout my cycle
     
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    Cycle about 6 weeks, to bed down and balance itself out, about a year.
     
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    Sabi

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    Nitrogen cycle.
     
  8. djmurray

    djmurray Email me about anything

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    mine was about 2-3 months to get all water right and tank looking good
     
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    Sabi

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    So as soon as the nitrogen cycle is done fish can be added? Not the sensitive types.
     
  10. seank

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    Fish is not really a problem, but definately have to wait it out for the Corals
     
  11. joe

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    1 month bfor fish ..
     
  12. Puppy

    Puppy Lives for SPS

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    I waited 3 months before i added corals .
    Tanks took about 5 weeks to cycle.
     
  13. shan

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    i used live water, sand and cured LR - so mine was short - 3 weeks but i waited for 1.5 months before i added any zoas and 2.5 months before i added any fish
     
  14. kiwikid_1

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    I started with dead white coral rock....20kg's if I remember good,took 8-10 wks b4 I added my first fish.............cycled other rock over a year or so adding it to my tank as I upsized, now have approx 100kgs and 2 yrs down the track.

    GO NZ super 14 teams :)
     

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