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Basically, 'cycling' a tank is just jumpstarting the biological cycle: Ammonia -> Nitrite -> Nitrate
Bacteria will 'feed' on ammonia (which forms from decomposing plant and food remains and fish waste), releasing nitrites into the water. Other bacteria will absorb these nitrites, and release nitrates. These nitrates are the final product of the tank cycle, and even though they are not nearly as harmful as ammonia and nitrites, their levels should not become too high.
Performing water changes will lower the amount of nitrates in the water.
 

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keeps all the crap that those fish produce out
and also it changes te chemical levels also gets rid of ammonia and nitrite and nitrate levels. As well as the old food uneaten its just all round good ad you need to do it.
 

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Judazzz said:
Basically, 'cycling' a tank is just jumpstarting the biological cycle: Ammonia -> Nitrite -> Nitrate
Bacteria will 'feed' on ammonia (which forms from decomposing plant and food remains and fish waste), releasing nitrites into the water. Other bacteria will absorb these nitrites, and release nitrates. These nitrates are the final product of the tank cycle, and even though they are not nearly as harmful as ammonia and nitrites, their levels should not become too high.
Performing water chages will lower the amount of nitrates in the water.
I agree.
 
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Judazzz said:
Basically, 'cycling' a tank is just jumpstarting the biological cycle: Ammonia -> Nitrite -> Nitrate
Bacteria will 'feed' on ammonia (which forms from decomposing plant and food remains and fish waste), releasing nitrites into the water. Other bacteria will absorb these nitrites, and release nitrates. These nitrates are the final product of the tank cycle, and even though they are not nearly as harmful as ammonia and nitrites, their levels should not become too high.
Performing water changes will lower the amount of nitrates in the water.
indeed.
it's the only 100% positive way of removing toxins.
 

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Agre, basically eliminate/dilute harmful substances!
 

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Judazzz said:
Basically, 'cycling' a tank is just jumpstarting the biological cycle: Ammonia -> Nitrite -> Nitrate
Bacteria will 'feed' on ammonia (which forms from decomposing plant and food remains and fish waste), releasing nitrites into the water. Other bacteria will absorb these nitrites, and release nitrates. These nitrates are the final product of the tank cycle, and even though they are not nearly as harmful as ammonia and nitrites, their levels should not become too high.
Performing water changes will lower the amount of nitrates in the water.
Couldn't have said it better!!!!
 
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