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Old 01-24-2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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put lr in and now the ammonia spiked 2 days now

The question I have is...Ok i put in my lr in my aquarium (35 gallon hex)my ammonia is of the chart. i did this 2 days ago. i did a 30% water change and keep doseing it with cycle and its not comeing down. is there any other tricks to bring it down, and will this afect my lr?
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Did you get the LR shipped to you?
Give us some info on what you have done up to today.
I'm not familiar with cycle, although I have heard of it.
What's in the tank now?
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
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Cycle is a product used to cycle tanks and basically bacteria in a bottle. If you are cycling the tank then you want the ammonia to populate and convert to nitrite and so on.
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i started my tank 1 month ago i just put in 40 lbs of indo rock and that night the ammonia spiked witch i knew it would. i was planing to what a few weeks to put anything eles in but i just really dont want the rock to die and if there might be any spores on it if they might die. i got the rock thusday night i put it in with wast controle and cycle i put cycle in yesturday morning then again last night and then a does this morning then tonight. oh and a water change yesterday morning iu did the water change.. does that hope please say yes?
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Ahhh, I guess I am a little old fashioned, the cheap way....raw, unseasoned jumbo shrimp (1 per 30 gallons works for me), from my grocery store...It cost me $.51 to cycle my 125.
Shawn, if you don't have anything in the tank, let the rotting do it's stuff. It's the natural process.
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If you previously cycled your tank then any new rock would need to be cured because the die-off will recycle. At this point siphon any die-off from the newly placed rock and perform 50% water changes daily if possible. Do you have livestock such as fish, coral, or other invertebrates?
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no just the rock
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thank you so just wait it is just cycleing agsin and the rck will be fine thank you everyone again it is nice to have the help
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Oh ok, sorry I didn't catch on. So let me get this straight, you started your aquarium 1 month ago, but barely added liverock until now? So, you did not cycle your tank before and just had the system running? Just making sure I understand correctly
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no started the cycle with out the rock i put in dead fish to start
now i have added the rock. So does that mean i am cycleing again?
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