yes~..a week is good enough. add some neon tetra or some other community fish in there in a mean time.I have a brand new tank that i will be setting up for some caribe. Once the tank is set up and running, is a week long enough for it to run to be safe? Should i add some bacteria? What are some ideas to have a safe system within a week?
a week is a short peroid.....some ppl add amonia daily to bring their paramiters up to get stable faster,,((fisheless cycle)),,,,,others add bio-spiria to boost it faster,,,,the only way to do it right i think is to check the water parameters to make shure that it has spiked,,,amonia....nitrite etc.....once its calmed down then add ur fish!!! just my two sence!!!! ppl will respond to this thread who are alot more familure on this topic,,,and give you good direction,,,another good place to start is to go around on this sight that is filled with all the info u'll need to get started on your tank set-ups,,,,and any other question u may have!!!!!!I have a brand new tank that i will be setting up for some caribe. Once the tank is set up and running, is a week long enough for it to run to be safe? Should i add some bacteria? What are some ideas to have a safe system within a week?
What he said, except in the wrong order... first Ammonia then Nitrites and finally Nitrates. When Ammonia and Nitrites are Zero and you have a Nitrates reading... do a healthy sized water change, and you are good to go.what you need to do is add some amonia and get test kits to check for ammo, nitRATES and NITRITES, first your ammo levels will rise, then drop once they form into nitrates, then those will drop and turn to nitrites, once you have o ammo and nitrates levels and you have a reading for nitrites your tank should be good, it could take any amount of time based on size, and filtration, but do not add your fish in if there is ammonia, there is a possibility of sickness.