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Old 10-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #1
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Cycling :( (Help!!)

Just went into my lfs and found out that after a month of cycling found out my ammonia was high and so was my nitrates, he told me a few more weeks how long do you think he meant
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avg cycle 6/8 weeks some get lucky and get it done faster , also depends on your tank size and what you used for a ammonia source ,
when you initially started what did you use as a ammonia source , deli shrimp is recommended , raise ammonia to 4ppm to kick start cycle,

when you had your water tested what was the reading ?

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if your ammonia reading is under 4ppm raise it back up to 4ppm this will kick your cycle back in , this should help get cycle started again and help speed up your process
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avg cycle 6/8 weeks some get lucky and get it done faster , also depends on your tank size and what you used for a ammonia source ,
when you initially started what did you use as a ammonia source , deli shrimp is recommended , raise ammonia to 4ppm to kick start cycle,

when you had your water tested what was the reading ?

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if your ammonia reading is under 4ppm raise it back up to 4ppm this will kick your cycle back in , this should help get cycle started again and help speed up your process


My ammonia source was flake food, Redding was high ammonia, high nitrates, and medium/lownitrites
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I would re up the ammonia to 4ppm using a deli shrimp sounds like the cycle stalled
use a ladys stocking to hold the shrimp for easy removal and no mess in tank
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I would re up the ammonia to 4ppm using a deli shrimp sounds like the cycle stalled
use a ladys stocking to hold the shrimp for easy removal and no mess in tank


Okay thanks for the advice man
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How much rock is in the system? Without enough porous rock to establish itself in getting enough bacteria to consume the ammonia will be a struggle. It needs to be around 1 lbs per gallon.
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How much rock is in the system? Without enough porous rock to establish itself in getting enough bacteria to consume the ammonia will be a struggle. It needs to be around 1 lbs per gallon.


Yea I have 11lbs no worries on that
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