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Old 03-01-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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ok i have been runnin my tank for 3 weeks with dry rock/sand but i just added ammonia this past saturday and my tank was at 3ppm yesterday and i dosed it back up to 4-5 when i tested today it was almost at 1 i know the cycle cannot be that fast any ideas?
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:51 PM   #2
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When you say you added ammonia what exactly did you add?

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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pure ammonia
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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you'll have to keep addign it it'll filter out through the rock. the best way to add ammonia is to add a raw shrimp, it'll keep addign ammonia as it decomposes
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Pure amonia such as for the laundry? Are you serious?
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I've never used ammonia to cycle a tank, but it works. Just keep the level at or around 4-6 ppm until you start to get a reading of Nitrites then stop the ammonia and just add a few flakes of fish food until you start getting Nitrates, When ammonia and nitrites go to 0 you are good to go.
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Pure amonia such as for the laundry? Are you serious?
yes. many people recommend this here. crazy huh.
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Lol that was my first thought too. Crazy. But it worked.
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I used a bottle of ammonia to cycle mine. I wanted to know exactly how much ammonia was going in. Cycled in about 2.5 - 3 weeks with LR.
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Ya, that is crazy. I always did it the old fashion way by throwing in a raw shrimp.

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