Can anybody explain to me please what "cycling" Is on a new tank and why it is done?

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Can anybody explain to me please what “cycling” Is on a new tank and why it is done?

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Its process of allowing bacteria to form and stabilising the parameters in your tank before adding fish. If not done properly it could be harmful to ur fish. Google it.. there is alot of information out there.

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Every tank should do it. The bacteria helps to control harmful toxins in the water when u introduce fish such as ammonia.

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The bacteria uses nitrogen, and basically removes nitrogen atoms from the ammonia compound, creating nitrite. Other bacteria utilize nitrite and convert it to nitrate. Ammonia and nitrite are both highly toxic to fish, burning gill membranes, preventing respiration and killing fish in fairly short order.

Nitrate is much much less toxic at low concentrations and can be kept in check through water changes and nitrogen removing filter media.

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