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Old 12-15-2014, 02:17 PM   #1
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Next step of the Cycle?

The tank is currently on the 22nd day of the cycle.

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 40/80ppm

I last dosed 2ppm Ammonia 30 hours ago.

So, what next?

I'm assuming PWC's of around 25%?


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Old 12-15-2014, 03:59 PM   #2
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The tank is currently on the 22nd day of the cycle.

Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrite: 0ppm
Nitrate: 40/80ppm

I last dosed 2ppm Ammonia 30 hours ago.

So, what next?

I'm assuming PWC's of around 25%?


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I would dose ammonia to 2ppm and check it in 24 not 30 hrs. If ammonia and nitrite is zero you are cycled. Do a 50 % wc and add fish.

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I would dose ammonia to 2ppm and check it in 24 not 30 hrs. If ammonia and nitrite is zero you are cycled. Do a 50 % wc and add fish.

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I don't want Nitrates to rocket up again.

I tested Amm and Rites at 12 hours and they were both at 0.25.

I'm very sure they bottomed out WAY before 30 hours.


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Old 12-17-2014, 02:00 AM   #4
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You are cycled, your nitrate won't bother a fish. Don't over stock. Just get a fish that won't beat up any other future fish (don't get a chromis) keep testing, relax.


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You are cycled, your nitrate won't bother a fish. Don't over stock. Just get a fish that won't beat up any other future fish (don't get a chromis) keep testing, relax.


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I'm just gonna do a small-ish water change.

Then go and get my first fish tomorrow.


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Just did a 20% PWC.

I'll test nitrates in a few hours and we'll see what's what.


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Ok... So nitrates are at a solid 40ppm.

I took out the HoB which has managed to accumulate some sort of pinkish slime stuff.

I washed that out and stuck it back on.

I'll test again tomorrow before picking up the fish.


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Do a couple 50% changes and get your nitrates below 10ppm (3 or 4 to get you to 2-5ppm would be better since you want a reef) now while there's no livestock and it's easier.


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Do a couple 50% changes and get your nitrates below 10ppm (3 or 4 to get you to 2-5ppm would be better since you want a reef) now while there's no livestock and it's easier.


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As in daily w/c's?
Or multiple in one day?


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http://www.reefkeeping.com/issues/20...wbie/index.php
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