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Old 04-15-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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So an update to my aquarium. I put the half shrimp in there and it's been 72 hrs. I tested my water and the levels are the exact same as they were before.
When i was fish in cycling my 55 fresh a while ago I stalled the cycle and unfortunately lost a fish before the process was over. I truly believe that little orange molly that died was the reason the cycle finished, cause when I got back from vacation all was done and the nitrates were at 60 ppm. Water change and done. I agree with Ingy, "Patience."
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #12
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PH is fine. As for trites, best to just keep waiting. Perhaps a small piece of shrimp just to keep the ammonia bacteria fed while you wait for the final stage of the cycle to complete. Once nitrite hits zero, remove shrimp and wait 24 hrs to make sure ammonia hits 0 again. Big PWC to remove trates and yer ready.

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it'll take time to push all the nitrites out, just wait it out and once thats done you'll also notice the nitrates will drop also.

this hobby is not abotu speed, when you rush things you cause problems
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Everytime you add a new piece if live rock your system will go through a minicycle, patience is a virtue
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #14
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Everytime you add a new piece if live rock your system will go through a minicycle, patience is a virtue
noit really it may just add an ammonia spike if there is alot of die off, but the bacteria colony you already have will consume the spike pretty quickly, the thing is if the spike is large enough more sensitive corals and fish could be effected, so the real question is it worth the risk
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