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took my 2 hours to put the wood together, pretty good for a 14 year old eh? :)

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Jimmy, if you're going to cycle it without fish (and this is a less painful way of doing it) then try adding some ammonia to the water. If you can't find any ammonia, you can (and no i'm not trying to be gross) add some pee to the water - it's pure ammonia :D

This way it can cycle without having to do enormous waterchanges daily :D

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Jimmy I think you misunderstood...

The beneficial bacteria on the bio-media will starve to death without a constant supply of ammonia (like adding a fish, fish flakes, pee :rolleyes: ). If you've already got fish, add at least one to keep the cycle alive, or else the cycle will crash.

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heh, okay i just put like uhh.........one of my comets in it then but it'll be lonely

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He or she may be lonely at first, but it shouldn't be long until the friends can join in. Do you have a test kit? If you do, moniter the water quality to make sure there isn't too big of a bump in the cycle. I'm not sure how long the beneficial bacteria can go without ammonia so hopefully it will be okay :)

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Good work Jimmy. That wood will be a great support for your tub. If it gets sun out there your cycle will complete extra fast and the water will go green which the fish love and is healthy for them. Here's a very good easy explanation about cycling-

How to cycle a tank/tub

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yeah i know a bit about cycling i just never visit the forums for a long time, and and yeah i got a water test kit drop kind

green water is good? isn't it algae or sumthing?

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Jimmy, if you're going to cycle it without fish (and this is a less painful way of doing it) then try adding some ammonia to the water. If you can't find any ammonia, you can (and no i'm not trying to be gross) add some pee to the water - it's pure ammonia :D

This way it can cycle without having to do enormous waterchanges daily :D

:rofl funny thought, but an excellent idea for getting ammonia, never thought of that one!

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you can (and no i'm not trying to be gross) add some pee to the water - it's pure ammonia
constant supply of ammonia (like adding a fish, fish flakes, pee

Are you guys serious??? tell me if this is true... cause i will try it.. i'm settin a new tank up and if its true i will pee in it :hmm

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