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Old 05-17-2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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Fish in cycle help.

I have had my 10 gallon tank running for 2 weeks now with 4 glofish. I started with doing a 50% wc every day for about a week. Then switched to a 25% wc every other day. I haven't seen any nitrites and very little ammonia. In the picture is what I am normally seeing. Is this normal or should I cut back on the wc even more?

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #2
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It's a slow process. Keep checking your water and sooner or later you'll get nitrites. Only do water changes when your ammonia and/or nitrites are .25ppm or above.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Okay, also I am running a Fluval aquaclear 50. Should I have that on full speed?
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Okay, also I am running a Fluval aquaclear 50. Should I have that on full speed?
Theres no reason not to run it at full power. You will only need to cut back on flow if your fish are visibly having issues with it. It looks like your nitrites are instantly being changed into nitrates which is a good sign. Just keep on doing like Coyne suggested and you will do fine.
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Hi and welcome! Two weeks isn't very long as others have said; cycling can take 4-8 weeks on average. When your ammonia and/or nitrite are .25 or above, do a 50% water change. Other than that, you can let it go. Here's a guide if you haven't seen it already: I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?! - Aquarium Advice
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
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