Been attemtping to cycle my tank for 9 weeks with fish in, doing constant WC with about 1ppm ammonia. This filter took less than 24 hours to completely cycle my tank and has been in since. Thanks Angels!
I installed the active filter in a 20 gallon tank and it seems to be accelerating the cycling process. We aren’t there yet but levels seem to be doing what the company said they would. We also have guppies in there, we are prepping the tank for an Axolotl.
We were having so much trouble cycling our 45 gallon tank. After 6 weeks, we were almost there, but it crashed and we had to start all over. After 2 months of nearly constant water changes, trying to get my ammonia lower than 2.0 ppm, I ordered 3 of these filters. One filter for the (nearly) cycled 25 gallon, two filters in the 45 gallon, and within 3 days, the 45 gallon was cycled: 0ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrites, and 10ppm nitrates. I could tell the difference in my fish, too. They seemed happier and more active; no longer lounging on the bottom of the tank or gulping at the surface.
I would recommend these filters to anyone doing a fish-in cycle. They work!
Started up a new Hospital/Quarantine tank for new comers or sick fish. I have PLENTY of cycled media but figured i’d give these guys some love and put the “dose it work” comments to rest once and for all on the forums. i’ve used these in the past COUNTLESS times, for friends/family and of course myself! and they work every time!
Put the filters in the water at 530pm wednesday evening. at the time i had very little ammonia, 0 nitrite and 2PPM nitrate which unfortunately is in my tap water. treated with prime and threw 4 feeders inside to help create some waste. woke up tested water, had ammonia, probably from the feeders pooping everywhere overnight, had a faint purple tint(.25ppm at best) to the nitrite API test. 5 ppm of nitrate.
retested at 530pm thursday evening, greater with little ammonia, between the 1-2ppm color of nitrite, and 5 ppm of nitrate. WITHIN 24 HOURS i had nitrite readings.
tested again thursday morning had almost zero ammonia, 2.0ppm nitrite and 5.0ppm nitrate.
at this right my tank will be cycled by the weekend! i’m not sure how it will do once i pull the filters because they are not nice quality at all, decently porous foam, but look horrible. that is my only complaint!
i will edit this if anything changes but for the amount of ONE bottle of aquavitro Seed or Stability, you can get a preseeded filter and be fish ready id guess within a week or so. the fact of the matter is i had nitrite readings in less than 24 hours when that normally takes a week alone.
THANKS angels plus for coming in clutch!
Hit a stall in my cycling process and wanted to try to jump start it again. Did the trick! Will admit that I’m still in the cycling process but this filter pushed me forwarded after being stagnant for weeks. In the final phase!