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Could an aquarium be cycled using snails?.

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Just wondering if it's possible.

Any source of ammonia is possible.

The thing here is that when we are saying that the tank is cycled, we really mean that the tank is cycled for a specific bioload. If the tank has been cycled for one fish, for example, add another two in will most likely result in a cycle bump.

That's why when we fishless cycle, we aim for processing of 1ppm ammonia and the resulting nitrites in 24 hours or less.

So, yes, you can cycle with snails, but how many snails you need, I don't know. That will of course depend on the setup as well. :)

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