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Old 04-05-2006, 10:18 PM   #1
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cycle over?

hey guys this is whats going down..
4the week into the cycle.
PH = 7.8 - 8.0
Ammonia = 0
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 0 - 5.0ppm
Alk = 125.3ppm
SG = 1.022 - 1.023
Temp = 78
Is it time for PWC and my first fish? If so how much?
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Old 04-06-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
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one more thing... i have a fluval 403 that has pads and bio balls should i take them out and just use the fluval for circulation?
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PH is a little low, should be 8.2...SG should be around 1.025, looks like you are almost there...
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i would say his cycle is complete if hes not registering any nitrites or ammonia and his nitrate is still there
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ok i just tested for Nitrate again... and its now 20ppm.
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you were adding somethign to create ammonia though, right? like pure ammonia, or a cocktail shrimp...ie a fishless cycle?
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yes i had started out with 3 cocktail shrimp, that i cant see anymore.
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yep i would definately say your cycle is complete
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:05 PM   #9
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cool thanks for the reply... so i will do my PWC now and see how things go from there. If there is any problems i can always return my clown to its current 10gal tank.
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