Beginner’s Guide to Cycling an Aquarium

by | Jun 8, 2017 | Science, Tanks | 1 comment

Aquarium cycling (NOT the bicycle sport) is a term unknown to most outside of the aquatic world. But contrary to its lack of popularity, cycling a fish tank is arguably the heaviest factor every fish owner, beginner to expert has to master to have their fishes survive longer than a week.

What Exactly Is Cycling Your Fish Tank?

To cycle your fish tank is to remove all the toxic chemicals from your aquarium’s ecosystem by creating a healthy amount of beneficial bacteria as part of the tank’s biological filter. This is very important because all newly set-up fish tanks have dangerously high amounts of toxins, namely ammonia. Which without cycling, will cause major stress and illness to your fishes leading to them potentially dying within a MORE

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  1. Sean Winkler

    Good read for the overall article when clicking through. Thanks for providing a concise explanation, it will definitely help.


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