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Old 02-23-2012, 11:58 AM   #11
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remember that 4ppm is a BIG mealfor the BB. if the BB is eating 4PPM in 36 hrs it's a pretty strong bacteria colony. Unless you're planning to fully stock your tank in one purchase you're cycled enough to start adding. try dosing to 2 PPM(more realistic for the avg aquarist) & if they eat that in 24 hrs you're definitely good to go.
True but always better to be overkill then not enough especially if you add any fish that are delicate to water quality.. last thing you want are small nitrIte readings from a "mini cycle"
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So how did the test go anyways..if I had to guess I'd say your done today..hope im right
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So how did the test go anyways..if I had to guess I'd say your done today..hope im right
Thanks for asking. I checked Around 6:00am this morning (about 11 hours after I added the ammonia) and ammonia showed 0 ppm but nitrite was around 1ppm. I'm sure they'll both be at zero when I get home (within 24hours of adding ammonia) I was thinking I'd add ammonia to 4ppm one last time then do my 90% water change tomorrow night and look to add my first fish on Saturday.
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Only do a big enough water change to get the nitrAtes down less than 10.
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