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Old 04-13-2007, 01:07 PM   #11
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Just wait it out till your nh3/no2 is at 0 ppm. Should only take another week or two at the most.

What test are you using for no3? Is 50/10 high/low or is your no3 at 5 ppm? (50 divided by 10)
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Have you done your large PWC yet? The ammonia needs to be at 0 for your cycle to be completely finished.

When you get there I would do a good sized PWC as suggested above. That will help bring down the No3. It looks like you are just about there.
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Yeah the no3 chart i am using says high range 50 low range 10. I haven't done a large PWC yet. Also I am starting to see a good bit of alge growth on my rocks and glass should I turn the lights back off until the cycle completely finishes? And after I get my parameters right should I add a clean up crew first b4 fish?
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The excess nutrients during a cycle will feed algae regardless but keeping the lights off will help reduce it some. A clean up crew can be added by themselves or with fish.
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What do you guys mean by "clean up crew"? Sorry i'm new to this and i figure it's best to ask when i don't know something.
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Clean up crew are the critters that clean up the tank, like snails, stars, shrimp, crabs.
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Ah! Gotcha! Thanks..
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