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Old 02-07-2011, 01:52 AM   #531
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So after 1.5 weeks my pH was still at 7.9 so I decided to drain it fill it with salt water and start a cycle going... as of February 6th at 8:30pm (PST) I added 60 ml of 14% ammonia solution to my tank putting my ammonia off the scale... I believe it is 6.5-7 PPM. At 9:30pm I added a 375ml/12.7 fl oz of Hagen/Nutrafin "Cycle" (bacteria), I will test in the morning and as often as I have time/deem appropriate and post results on or before Wednesday (probably on Tuesday night). After my cycle has completed (1-4 weeks) I will test my pH again... if the pH is off the chart again then I will dump the water and let it do a few more FW washes before I try the SW again.
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So I'll do a full run down of the cycle when it's closer to completion, so all of the info is in one post. For now I'll just say my Ammonia is around 4-5, Nitrite is around 3, and my Nitrate is around 20-30. I'll post a complete run down of my cycle once it is, well... complete.
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I added a few things because my cycle stalled and within 4.5 hours my ammonia was halved.
Ammonia 2.5
Nitrite 5+ (off the scale)
Nitrate 40-50
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What did you add that caused the cycle to stall? Do you shoot for around 4 ppm ammonia during the cycle?
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:17 AM   #535
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What did you add that caused the cycle to stall? Do you shoot for around 4 ppm ammonia during the cycle?
You misunderstood Green. To be fair, he misspelled "because".

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I added a few things cause my cycle stalled and within 4.5 hours my ammonia was halved.
His cycle was stalled, he added a few things, and then the cycle took off again.
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Thanks DS,
Ammonia 0.75
Nitrites 5+ (off the scale still)
Nitrates 20
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/doh Ok, I understand now. I guess the headache I have fuddled my thinking!
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Why are you cycling the tank again? I thought there were fish in there?
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I think you missed the part where my tank was dry for a couple months...
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Ammonia 0.23
Nitrite 10-20 I believe very close to 16 (did 100ml tank water with 900ml tap water read around 1.6)
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