Tank cycling

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  1. mikeonthebike

    mikeonthebike Plankton

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    Hi. I just wanted to know what is the best way fishless to cycle my 29 gallon for my goldie. I am starting with a new tank. I was going to start with flakes or ammonia. How much flakes and how often. Thanks Mike
     
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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    hey Mike

    for a Goldfish , I would suggest using Tetra Aquasafe water conditioner and something like Hagen cycle or Sea Chem Prime , to condition the water and neutralise any nasties in there

    is Goldie getting a tank up grade?
    if its an upgrade from an unfiltered tank, cube or bowl then the above would be good coupled with using as much of its present water as possible in the new set up and the gravel and decor aswell

    ifs it an upgrade from a smaller filtered set up , move your established filters to the new tank, along with the water, gravel and decor

    Steve
     
  4. Geoff

    Geoff Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    If its a new set-up with nothing from an established tank you can toss a raw shrimp in the water for a few days to get the cycle going.