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Old 11-25-2011, 05:45 PM   #21
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Ya, im aware. Still hopeful.
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Im aware it'll take a couple weeks. But on my days off I can atleast keep an eye on it and on days I work I can run tests and change when I get home or get the people that let my dog out to do it.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #23
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Ya, im aware. Still hopeful.
It can be done. It just takes longer, more of a hassle, and puts the fish through toxic water conditions.

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Im aware it'll take a couple weeks. But on my days off I can atleast keep an eye on it and on days I work I can run tests and change when I get home or get the people that let my dog out to do it.
It normally takes a few weeks to do a fishless cycle. Its different for every tank but doing the PWC's it'll take to keep your fish alive can push it back another couple weeks.
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It can be done. It just takes longer, more of a hassle, and puts the fish through toxic water conditions.



It normally takes a few weeks to do a fishless cycle. Its different for every tank but doing the PWC's it'll take to keep your fish alive can push it back another couple weeks.
Which is kind of funny, I wasn't planning on being ready for fish until after christmas...and that should roughly be accurate now that the fish are there. But really, when did toxic water hurt anything? Its how we got Blinky on The Simpson's.
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Daily water changes will help, as will the addition of more lr. Hope it goes well!
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New to saltwater here; what is LR?
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Lr =Live rock.
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Makes sense... Thanks.
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OK...so, this morning my ammonia started to go up. I left for 10 hours for work and came home to test again. Now I have no ammonia. I was dumbfounded, checked Nitrites even though I already knew the answer of it being 0. Where did my ammonia go?
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