Tank Tanks

By · Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Tank Tanks

When creating any new fish tank, will have to "cycle" before you can add one, or any fish. Cycling refers to the cycle nitrogen, which is the decomposition of food wastes at relatively nitrates and nitrites. The problem is that in the early stages of this process in cycling, there is ammonia spikes – when the level of ammonia in water is five to ten times the "safe" amount of ammonia to fish.

It is very, very common that owners of new tanks to set up a beautiful tank, buy a bunch of fish, then have a mother from a peak of ammonia that kills all the fish. Even if some fish survive, their life expectancy will be considerably reduced. The way to avoid ammonia spikes is cycling the tank, allowing the tank to pass through a few smaller peaks and drops of ammonia, while good bacteria build up. After the good, down the ammonia eating bacteria, ammonia peak disappears and the fish can be safely introduced.

Here's the bad news. If you do nothing, and let your tank run (adding a organic matter as food for fish to break and create the tips) that can take more than a month to a tank cycle. Do not despair. There is additive for new tanks (one called "cycle") to reduce this time by half or less. But you still want to run your new tank without fish for about ten days, even added to the cycle, while "feeding" your empty tank with fish food every day or more to introduce organic matter that feeds the process. It's a bit of a nuisance, but is creating an environment little independent within the walls of glass, and mother nature has some rules that must not be evaded without pay consequences.

If, like me, are too impatient to wait ten days, you can set the tank, add a bit of the cycle and put in 1-2 small (less than one inch) of fish. Then about 3-5 days later, when the ammonia is added, you can make a change of 30-50% water. Then, a week later, when ammonia is added again, you can do another water change of 30-50%. After that, you can add one or two more fish. This is very hard in the "proof" of fish, and most aquarium owners see it as cruelty to fish.

If you can get some gravel or some "dirty" filter media already established tank, put in your tank cycling to reduce cycle time. The gravel or filter material has many "good" bacteria that is trying to grow (the kind that feeds on bacteria), so adding some older one tank accelerate the process a little.

You can get ammo rocks to absorb ammonia, but will not make a big difference in the type of ammonia spikes obtained when it first established a tank. Also, do not be surprised if the water gets a little cloudy, while the tank is cycling, this is normal. You do not need buy additional chemical treatment to clear the water. Leave it alone for a day or two, then do another water change if it is still a problem.

Please – go slow, with new tanks. Add the fish very slowly. Test and retest, and test new again. Not many changes of water. In fact, a configuration system While the changes do not water much, because then it is more often, and then you have a much nicer tank. Then this will be a fun hobby for you, not just a bothersome task to do.

Pamella Neely writes about betta fish care and betta fish tanks. She has put together a list of 100 betta fish names.

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