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Old 04-16-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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Am i ready for a cuc??

Hey everyone

Had the tank cycling for about 6 weeks now and the water is now finally at

Ph 8.3
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0.25
Nitrate 1
All the others are all at recommended levels

Do am I ready?????? Lol
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Hi there.

Actually youre not done cycling yet. Almost there though. You need to have 0 Nitrites.
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Not quite there yet,as stated wait until trites are 0,then do a 30% pwc if trates are below 20,50% if higher then you can add them,but remember cuc need food as well
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you can supplement a CUCs food with seaweed sheets. crabs and shrimp will also eat meaty foods as will nassarius snails. plus, theres bougn to be diatoms to begin with, so the snails will have soemthing to eat for the first week or two
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Yeh there is loads of diatoms, the nitrate in my tank has always been low, but in my opinion isnt a bad thing, means my filters are doin the job. Well hopefully by next week it will b all gravey ready for crabs ect
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