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Old 04-13-2011, 07:51 PM   #1
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I'm starting my first tank, and wanted to know what is best to start the cycle?
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:54 PM   #2
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this article should help you http://www.aquariumadvice.com/articles/articles/3/1/Cycle-your-salt-tank/Page1.html
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How big is your tank?
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so you got all your equipment ready or you still shopping
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Yes I'm still shopping just need a few test kits and I'm ready
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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Sorry for the delay in responding again but i asked how big your tank was so i could respond with how much ammonia you'd need to dose with. After you responded i was really tired and was like hmm why did i ask how big the tank was???
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There are some instructions on figuring how much ammonia to dose there depending on how much water you add (amt of lr/br and sand will determine how much space is left for water) and strength of ammonia solution. If its something youre interested in using and have a question i promose to respond faster next time...
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #8
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thats my thread! I like the ammonia dosing method for cycling best. I was using the raw shrimp method and ended up adding too much shrimp thus creating a medium level ammonia and an off the charts level of nitrite. Dosing ammonia will help you maintain control over how high your levels are during cycling
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