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Old 05-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #201
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How long would it take to cycle using the media? We have waited a long time, and we were under the impression that it would instantly cycle
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I've heard just on here that using the seeded media and ammonia that the cycle lasts usually a week
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I've heard just on here that using the seeded media and ammonia that the cycle lasts usually a week
Ok, now we have ceramic rings, abd a sponge in the 30. Should we just ad the rings or sponge? Also, how nuch ammo?
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Ok, now we have ceramic rings, abd a sponge in the 30. Should we just ad the rings or sponge? Also, how nuch ammo?
Add the sponge (but leave some in the 30 so it doesn't re- cycle). You want to dose to 4 ppm and watch it drop. Repeat until 4 ppm cycles to nitrates in 24 hours. Then do large water change to drop trates
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Or you could do the stinky table shrimp. Lol
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Add the sponge (but leave some in the 30 so it doesn't re- cycle). You want to dose to 4 ppm and watch it drop. Repeat until 4 ppm cycles to nitrates in 24 hours. Then do large water change to drop trates
Half the sponge then? Like chop it in 2?

Also, how do i know that it is at 4ppm? Could i just add a cube of mysis and cycle it that way?
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Half the sponge then? Like chop it in 2?

Also, how do i know that it is at 4ppm? Could i just add a cube of mysis and cycle it that way?
Half the sponge would work.

You test for ammonia to see it at 4ppm. A cube of mysis wouldn't do it. You might need a whole pack. Lol

You can get pure ammonia at a hardware store. Or throw a couple table shrimp in there
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Half the sponge would work.

You test for ammonia to see it at 4ppm. A cube of mysis wouldn't do it. You might need a whole pack. Lol

You can get pure ammonia at a hardware store. Or throw a couple table shrimp in there
Ok. So this means we will have to make 30 more gallons of sw!! Yay. Not. Hahah maybe we will buy it, it could be cheaper that way.

Im bummed nobody told us this sooner, we have lost alot of dang time...
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Ok. So this means we will have to make 30 more gallons of sw!! Yay. Not. Hahah maybe we will buy it, it could be cheaper that way.

Im bummed nobody told us this sooner, we have lost alot of dang time...
Sorry. At least you know before you lose everything you had in the 30 gallon
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Sorry. At least you know before you lose everything you had in the 30 gallon
It would have been possible, yes. Thanks again! I need to make/buy more water now
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