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Old 11-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #1
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Ammonia

When ur level is 0.25 is it safe to still add fish or should i finish process on geting to 0 ppm
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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You should be getting 0 for your Ammonia and Nitrites. How big is your tank and how much ammonia are you dosing? What is your pH? How long has the tank been cycling?
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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I have a hundred gallons i've had it bout six months my ph is great but i can't get my ammonia level to 0 i did one water change
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #4
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How much ammonia are you dosing? What are your Nitrite and Nitrate levels? This will give some indications of how your cycle is proceeding.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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Im new at this i only tested for ph ammonia so what all test should i be looking for inn i guess this is why my water is cloudy I want it clearly please help lol
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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There are excellent articles on fishless cycling on AA. Search for it in the Getting Started area.

First, you will need a test kit to test for Nitrites, Nitrates, and if you will be doing African Cichlids, a High pH test kit as well.

I assume you have plenty of filtration and powerheads to move at least 5 - 6 times your tank volume per hour? Fir example, A 10 gallon tank requires a filter capable of a flow rate of at least 60 gal/ hour. This will definitely affect the efficiency of your cycling (more is better).

You will also need a source of ammonia in your tank. In a fishless cycle, ACE hardware ammonia works well. There is a calculator you can use to determine how much ammonia to dose per your tank size using a syringe.

I am not at my computer so I can't add all the links. There are plenty of resources here that you can use and lots of knowledgeable members that will also help you through your fishless cycle.

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Here is a great link. Hope this helps.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articl...ium/Page1.html
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Are you using liquid tests? Or test strips?
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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Liquid im goin new tests now
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:24 PM   #10
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At rotor head thanks cookin at them now
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