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Old 05-07-2011, 10:09 PM   #21
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IMO you're cycled. 10g is pretty small, so between the plant (high growth rate), nutrifying bacteria and the questionable brown scale of the n03 test, chances are its not absolute 0, but maybe 5 -7ppm which sounds right to me.
Agreed. If ammo and no2 suddenly dropped to 0 that means cycle complete (good job!). I'd also agree and attribute the no3 drop to the plant and the (less than) pinpoint accuracy of the API test.
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awesome ill recheck the levels when i get home to make sure yes!!!! now i can do a fishless cycle in my 5 and 29 gallon tanks!
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so rechecked and still 0 i added some dwarf hairgrass. will it do good in medium lighting?
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so rechecked and still 0 i added some dwarf hairgrass. will it do good in medium lighting?
It's rated at med-high lighting, but you could try. 10g doesn't live by the same lighting rules as bigger tanks.

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does it NEED Co2 to carpet or can i just dose with excel? is 20 watts gonna be enough or will i need more watts and whats a good fixture if i need more watts? i definently dont wanna do Co2 yet.
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does it NEED Co2 to carpet or can i just dose with excel? is 20 watts gonna be enough or will i need more watts and whats a good fixture if i need more watts? i definently dont wanna do Co2 yet.
Check with rookie or fort, but to grow a carpet I think you'll need co2 and ferts galore and 20w is more than enough for a 10g IMO.
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ok i posted a thread about Co2 found somethng that des Co2 that might work
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ok so im cycled nitrates were at 5.0 ammo was at around 25-.50 but i read from mr.limpet that seachem prime can make it look like you have ammo bc it changes the chloramine into amonium or whatever. im happy!!
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oh and nitrites were 0
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