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Old 07-23-2012, 04:40 AM   #41
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Fishless Cycling For Dummies

This is for a fish less cycle but as long as your ammonia hits 3-5 ppm your tank will still cycle correctly. Hope it helps
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #42
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cool thank you, it truly is for dummies, made perfect sense to me! my ammonia is still at 1 today, its been there for about 3 days since i did my first test. is it possible it could have spiked in the first 2 days and it now coming down really slow? or do you think it hasnt spiked yet?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:22 PM   #43
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Are you showing trites yet?
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:49 PM   #44
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nope, still at 0.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:05 PM   #45
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What brand test kit are you using?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #46
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its an API master kit
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:54 AM   #47
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You may want to get a different brand such as Salifert. I was told API are not good for SW. I have one myself (the reef kit) and kept getting readings of 20 ppm for calcium, even after I would add more calcium. I installed a calcium reactor subsequently and still got that same result. I got a different test kit and my levels were fine. Go figure.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:31 AM   #48
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If u want easy kits try the Hanna herd nothing but good stuff
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:34 AM   #49
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Well either way you want your ammonia to hit at least 3 I would shoot a bit higher around 4or 5 if you can. I've never used fish to cycle my tanks, so I don't know if they can survive that, but that's gonna get your cycle going right IMO.
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Old 07-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #50
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i checked out those kits, i already ordered the ocean master so i'll see how it works and maybe have to get somethin else later. im going to keep an eye on my ammonia for a couple days and see what happens. if it doesnt move i guess ill pull the fish and use some ammonia
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