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Old 01-11-2019, 06:57 PM   #1
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help with tank cycle

I'm currently fishless cycling my 65 gallon tank and it's been 3 weeks. I dosed pure ammonia a week ago and it has been steady at 4ppm and hasn't gone down. It's currently at 4 ppm with nitrite at .50 and nitrate at 10 ppm. What is my next step? Tank has about 30% plants and a couple of snails. Running heater at 80 degrees with filter and power head on 24/7. Substrate is sand. I've been also dosing python step 2 liquid bacteria
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This is a helpful article, looks like you are at the "have patience" letter G add more O2 and heat to the point of not damaging the snails.
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I agree.....wait it out and be patient
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If your getting nitrate readings your on the right track, you should always plan 4-6 weeks on a brand new tank

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