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Cycling a New Aquarium with EcoBio-Stone M

Aquarium ammonia removal is part of setting up a new tank. Every tank goes through the cycling process known as new tank syndrome. Otherwise known as the nitrogen cycle, this process which involves the build-up of waste and then the subsequent build-up of beneficial microbes until a natural balance is reached, can take months to complete. The end result is clear, healthy water for your fish. EcoBio-Block speeds up this natural process with its special strains of beneficial bacteria which disperse into the water every 30 minutes keeping levels of good bacteria high and quickly reducing aquarium ammonia and nitrites.

Following is our diary of a new tank set up with EcoBio-Stone. Cycle was complete in 2 weeks!

Cycle Tests

Set up completelynew tank with EcoBio-Stone M

Cycle Tests

Next day - placed 2 native fish and background

2 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0.5
Nitrite: 0.1
Nitrate: 2.5
note: fish are healthy and have good appetites.

4 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0.75
Nitrite: 0.1
Nitrate: 3.5
note: fish are healthy and have good appetite.

6 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0.5
Nitrite: 0.1
Nitrate: 3.5
note: fish are healthy and have good appetite.

8 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.5
Nitrate: 20
note: fish are healthy and good appetite.

10 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.3
Nitrate:
50
note:
fish are healthy and have good appetite.

12 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0.2
Nitrate: 30
note: fish are healthy and have good appetite.

14 DAYS LATER

checked water parameters
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: negligible
note: fish are healthy and have good appetite.

Aquarium cycle completed in 2 weeks

Tank is crystal clear and fish are healthy.

Cycle Tests

2 weeks later

Cycle Tests

ammonia: 0 nitrite: 0 nitrate: very low

After placing EcoBio-Block in the tank or pond, the length of time for the water to stabilize depends on the condition of the tank, pond or other type of water features, as well as varying conditions, such as temperature, water quality, amount of fish, kinds of fish etc. To be certain that the water has stabilized, test water quality.

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