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Old 07-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #11
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Ill empty my qt and Ill do a 5g water change from my dt and then add 5g of fresh sw to the qt.
Dont do that. It will slow things down. You should not change the water until it is fully cycled.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #12
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There is no bacteria in water so it won't slow anything down lol. My filter has been back in my dt to accumulate more bb.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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There is no bacteria in water so it won't slow anything down lol. My filter has been back in my dt to accumulate more bb.
The nitrogen process is what needs to start first not bacteria. Bacteria eat ammonia and nitrite. It has already started because nitrite is showing up. What kind of fish do you plan to add? You might just be able to go for it and add one to the Dt. I dont always qt new fish.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:36 PM   #14
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Ok forgot. What you need to do is add 2 table shrimp and leave them in there for today and in a few days check levels if they are high= not cycled. If they are nothing equals= cycled.
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:37 PM   #15
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Test the water you used to fill the tank. I bet its high in nitrite. Nitrite being present means the cycle has not yet started.
U posted this earlier lol you're contradicting what u just said.

I plan on picking up 2 clowns. I may just throw some sand and a small piece of lr in the qt and toss it after
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lol sorry I meant to say the cycle has not completed. Not thinking fully today lol.
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If the clowns are small Juvenal ones quarantine them. The adult ones I never do though.
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