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Moving house - keeping tank cycled
Posted on: 6/8/2017 14:09
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I am moving thursday and a friend is keeping my fish in his large aquarium. My new premises is going to be rewired, so cannot accomodate my fish for a few weeks.

Initially, the tanks were going to be set up at his premises, but this is no longer the case. I will still have the tanks and as such need to kep the filters cycled, before the rreturn of the fish.

Can I keep both my tanks (180l and 120l) cycled simply by dosing ammonia, doing a large water change and then reintroduce my fish?

They are being collected tomorrow and I am now quite stressed.


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Posted on: 6/8/2017 14:51
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Yes you can. Dose ammonia daily and keep an eye on kH and nitrates. If kH goes to 0 or nitrates get too high (above 100ppm) do a partial water to change to prevent the cycle stalling. Do a very large water change the day before you return the fish to the tanks.


Re: Moving house - keeping tank cycled
Posted on: 6/8/2017 15:56
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Brilliant. Do I dose as per the instructions in the fishless cycling article? I assume it's the volume of ammonia as per a full bioload for tank.


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Yes, dose to 3-4ppm so that the tank remain fully ready for your fish to come back.


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Posted on: 6/8/2017 21:03
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You are an absolute star. Thank you so much for your time and help.






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