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Old 12-06-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
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I'm not exactly new to tank cycling and the nitrogen cycle but what am I looking for when I cycle my tank, obviously I know when cycling it affects ammonia and nitrites and nitrates but my tests I've done on my tap water have come back surprisingly safe.Click image for larger version

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I'm not exactly new to tank cycling and the nitrogen cycle but what am I looking for when I cycle my tank, obviously I know when cycling it affects ammonia and nitrites and nitrates but my tests I've done on my tap water have come back surprisingly safe.Attachment 311195 About how long should I cycle my tank for?
How is your tap water safe? It's the tank water we need to cycle.
Your cycle can take anywhere from 1 hour to 2 months.
How do you plan on cycling the tank?
Is this a shrimp only tank?
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I'll add that you should probably scrap those test strips and get an API freshwater master test kit if you want better accuracy.
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Are you wanting to use a shrimp for the ammonia source to build your beneficial bacteria? Or cycling a tank to house shrimp?
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The link in my signature is a great Aquarium Advice link /article for a full arsenal of information to build and keep a tank. It also explains the nitrification cycle which is what you build your BB with. Provides more links for extra fun stuff to know about.
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