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Old 07-05-2011, 11:35 AM   #11
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Alright, will do. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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Results this morning:

Ammonia: 0.00ppm
NitrIte: 0.00-0.25ppm
NitrAte: 0.00ppm

Also did two 50% pwcs yesterday
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:41 PM   #13
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Keep an eye on it and if the ammo or trites rise just do another pwc.

Good job getting those ppm's down
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Okay, so obviously I'm new to this if I was led into putting fish in before cycling by the evil LFS..
I can't say I am surprised. I have 5 LFS's and none of them have recommended fishless cycling. They all kind of laugh and just say to get some danios. You're not the first person on these boards that has regretted having to go through a fish-in cycle.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:24 PM   #15
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I'm there now, litterly just stopped them from selling this lady with a 10gal a common pleco, and 2 large male gourami..
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They must love you. Nothing like a customer getting in the way of another sale! Although, that lady would have had a real tankbuster problem on her hands.
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I did manage to "sell" the same lady a BN pleco, and a DG for her 20gal. So I kinda made up for it:P
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Soooo, my tests haven't really changed all day, is that a good sign? Or what? Do I just need to wait longer?

Ammonia: 0.00-0.25ppm
NitrIte: 0.25ppm
NitrAre: 0.00ppm

Just curious to what y'all think.
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Since you have fish in the tank I would do a small water change to get those trites and ammonia down to zero. It's good that you have some trites, means the ammonia is being converted into trites. The next step is for the bacteria to convert trites into trates. When that happens, and you have no ammonia or nitrites anymore youre done.
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I guess I am on a "bash [store]" mission today- considering there are lfs that engage in this as well...

Bu how many times have I been to [store] and witnessed people with a shopping cart that included a tank kit in a box, and a handful of fish bags with too many fish for the tank they were buying? Too many times!

That they would sell a tank and suggest fish in the same visit is insane. To then sell them a bio-load car beyond that tank's capacity even if fully cycled is bordering on criminal.

Nothing like hearing a [store] Employee (or [other store], or....) loading up a tank for someone, handing them a bottle of water conditioner and telling them too hook it all up, fill it up, pu a couple of drops in, then dump in all these pretty fishes and all will be fine....

Makes me want to slap someone!!!!
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