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Old 06-03-2005, 01:07 PM   #11
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How long does it take to get through a mini cycle? This is getting annoying. I'm doing water changes to keep the ammonia level down but the ammonia has yet to drop. I'm seeing some jump in my nitrites but not much. This kind of sucks...
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:57 PM   #12
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Wow. You must have kicked off one heck of a cycle! I'm surprised that it is still hanging on. Are you sure that something isn't feeding the cycle? Your bio filter should have picked back up by now, especially if you have any amount of LR in the tank.

What's in the tank? What size tank? How often are you feeding? Has anything died recently? Any new additions? How much LR?
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:23 PM   #13
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Wow. You must have kicked off one heck of a cycle! I'm surprised that it is still hanging on. Are you sure that something isn't feeding the cycle? Your bio filter should have picked back up by now, especially if you have any amount of LR in the tank.

What's in the tank? What size tank? How often are you feeding? Has anything died recently? Any new additions? How much LR?
It's a 29 gallon tank with a good size wet/dry (rated for up to 75 gallons). All that's in the tank is a few hermit crabs, a snail or two, two false percs and a royal gramma. There's probably 20-30 lbs. of LR. I don't think anything other than a snail and a hermit crab died recently.

Also, I'm getting some green and brown algae on the rocks/glass now. Oh and I cut back on feedings. Now that the gramma is less shy I'm basically feeding them all what they'll eat. They're basically eating out of my hand.

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Do you have bioballs in your wet/dry filter? That could be part of the cause....I used to have bioballs in one of my sumps and i could never get rid of the ammonia, i then took them out and it slowly went away. Overfeeding could be raising the ammonia also with then will be turned to nitrites....
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Do you have bioballs in your wet/dry filter? That could be part of the cause....I used to have bioballs in one of my sumps and i could never get rid of the ammonia, i then took them out and it slowly went away. Overfeeding could be raising the ammonia also with then will be turned to nitrites....
yes, I have bioballs. Replace them with what? LR?
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I plan on replacing my bioballs with LR. Every thing I have read says it does a much better job.
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