How long did it take you?

How long did it take your tank to cycle?

  • 1 month

    Votes: 18 60.0%
  • 2-3 months

    Votes: 7 23.3%
  • 4 months

    Votes: 3 10.0%
  • 5 months+

    Votes: 2 6.7%

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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?
 

Kanga

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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
 

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)?
 

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.
 

Sabi

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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)?
Nitrogen cycle.
 

djmurray

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

Sabi

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

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

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
 

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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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