Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-24-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
TankMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 437
Fishless cycle. Ammonia too high?

What would you all say is the most ammonia that should be in a tank that wouldn't kill the bacteria? Or is there even a limit?
__________________

__________________
FW Fish-keeper. "Live baby, live".
75g
10g(x3)
7g
TankMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
BlaseMrNiceguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 726
Most people try to dose up to 4 but you shouldn't have a problem unless it gets to like 6-8ppm at that point I would do a %50 pwc but only if it ever gets that high.
__________________

__________________
BlaseMrNiceguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #3
jlk
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jlk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: philadelphia suburbs
Posts: 11,119
I think 5-6ppm is about the limit before ammonia is in a sufficient quantity to start acting as a disinfectant & will kill off your good bacteria.
__________________
jlk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 07:43 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
boadams87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kershaw SC
Posts: 1,702
I wouldn't let it get above 6.
__________________
boadams87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ammonia, cycle, fishless, fishless cycle

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.