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How cold is too cold to start a new system? Would it be better to wait until spring or take a chance at cycling before Christmas?

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Hi Damon,

In my particular instances I've found that nitrifying bacteria to kick off cycling are not as sensitive to the cold as the charts and books would have us think. I went for it too see what would happen and am glad that I did. (These were fishless cycles just so you know).

Okay, great I think I'll get started then, lol! It makes sense. Wouldn't they be adapted to the climate?

Bacteria growth below 60 degrees slows dramatically. It will cycle but it will take a long time.

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