Hotter Temps for Fishless Cycling

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Hotter Temps for Fishless Cycling

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Has anyone experienced/tried this ?
https://www.cpp.edu/~jskoga/Aquariums/Ammonia.html
One added factor not often mentioned is the temperature of the cycling aquarium. Both Nitrosomonas and Nitrobacter have optimal temperature ranges for growth and metabolism of 30 - 35 C (86 - 95 F) (Lawson, p. 234, and Johnson). Turning the temperature up to this range is not practical with fish in the aquarium, as it is above the suggested temperature for most tropicals (Mollys being one exception). However, since we are not subjecting fish to the rigors of higher temperatures, we are free to crank up the heater to the mid to high eighties (F), which is the range I use, and probably the highest I would ask my heaters to support. I have been able to cycle an aquarium in less than two weeks at this temperature.

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Never cycled that way but... are you planning on cooking the plants in your Sunnyside? :huh:
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blanching them

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mikeyw64 wrote:
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blanching them
Ah, OK fare enough. ROFL
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Yes, the munchers seem to be a lot quicker in building up the colonies at around 30C. :)

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worth adding that to the guide?

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@fr499y did this not used to be in the guide? With a note to remember to turn the heat down to required levels when the cycle is complete?
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Ok so I just double checked in case I missed it, I haven't ;o)

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Re: Hotter Temps for Fishless Cycling

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i thought it was... let me look at that one :D

@plankton I've added it at the bottom as a *NOTE* :)

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blame the software upgrades ;o)

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