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Old 03-09-2014, 09:40 AM   #101
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Don't do a water change. Just check you nitrate levels. If you wanna play it safe then once you test put more ammonia in the tank and see if in 24hrs it's gone. Then you will know you cycle is done. Once cycle is done then do a big water change.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #102
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Don't do a water change. Just check you nitrate levels. If you wanna play it safe then once you test put more ammonia in the tank and see if in 24hrs it's gone. Then you will know you cycle is done. Once cycle is done then do a big water change.

Ok thanks for the info much appriciated
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And then add fish slowly, not 5 at a time. The bacteria colony will have to grow to meet the bio load.
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And then add fish slowly, not 5 at a time. The bacteria colony will have to grow to meet the bio load.

Yea I was planning on just adding my CUC when there cycles over then adding some fish about a month after just so I know my ammonia won't jump to high
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Don't add crabs and snails unless you have food for them. There's nothing to clean up. They will starve.
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Don't add crabs and snails unless you have food for them. There's nothing to clean up. They will starve.

Ok so no CUC until I get fish in and start actually having bacteria to be cleaned up? Sorry for asking dumb questions but if I ask questions I won't have to learn the hard way.
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They eat uneaten food and fish poop. That will have to be present for them to survive. It's not a dumb question if you saved some critters by asking it.
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They eat uneaten food and fish poop. That will have to be present for them to survive. It's not a dumb question if you saved some critters by asking it.

Ok thanks so much for the info. I love when people help me Bc then I get the right info and then I can help somebody else.
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Ok so just got home from work and was anxious to see what my results were from my test and i don't seems maybe to me I didn't add enough ammonia. It's been one week into cycle so far today.

Ph 8.0
Ammonia 0 - .25
Nitrite 2.0
Nitrate 40ppm

Salinity 1.024
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