Tank Cycle

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by seank, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. seank

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    I would like to know how many times does a tank cycle???? Only once and that is it, or does it go through mini cycles as well during the duration/lifespan of the tank????
     
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    Hi Sean - as far as I know, the tank CAN go through mini-cycles. Each tank is different. BUT, I have indeed heard of tanks that have gone through mini-cycles even though nothing has specifically changed by the reefkeeper....
    BUT, as far as I know, there's no specific pattern to this..
     
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    I have noticed more than one cycle in my tank but not sure. Will tag and see what the others say. Thanks Jacques
     
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    hi all how do u no when your tank is going throe a mini or big cycle
     
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    Hi Jacques - mostly just the parameters that change.... sometimes you actually see some new diatoms or cyano appearing....
     
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    ok thats what im getting now both of them but my tank is runing for almost 2 weeks not yet and new lights almost a week..i mixd all my water with ro so thers not sepose to be phosfates...why im asking i hate cleaning the glass.
     
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    dude if your tanks been running for 2 weeks you can expect to wait anouther 4weeks or so. i waited nearly 3 months before live stock was add except for my clown.

    my water was in check after 3weeks but i think its better lo leave it for longer. this give the tank time to mature before any fish are add that may eat your goga's and bring there population down
     
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    you guys are all mad... i added corals to my nano the moment it was at 25deg.... no issues... a week later i added a nenny....
     
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    did you use cured live rock?

    sorry for going off topic sean
     
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    lol @Henk
    in my case on this new system ive added fish and corals after 1.5 weeks.this was done by adding Organic Aqua and the use of certain Zeo products to help boost the cycle
     
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    LR that i got from my LFS... its got to do with:

    a) the water volume... if i add 40 clown to my 2500L system on the same day everything else nothing is going to happen to them as the total volume will water down any waste.

    b) i believe that corals are MUCH hardier than what we give them credit for. like i said i added Zoos on day 2 and a BTA on day 6 or 7... no issues.

    The problem comes in when you add fish to a new system using skimmers that to small and a smaller water volume....
     
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