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Old 08-21-2006, 10:45 AM   #1
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Let the cycle begin...

I set up my ten gallon fw Thursday and began the cycle with fish food. During this time I wasn't watching the water levels because I didn't have a test kit. So, yesterday I went and got a test kit at my LFS and while there, decided to pick up some long fin zebra danios. (4 of them.) I acclimated them, and checked the water.

Ammonia: 0.50 ppm Nitrites: 0 ppm Nitrates: 0ppm

This morning I woke up and saw that the zebras were doing well and I checked the water.

Ammonia: 0.25 ppm Nitrites: 0.5 ppm Nitrates: 0ppm

So I'm starting to see trace amounts of nitrites and the ammonia level is going down. I'm also going to do a water change today, so that will probably help out.

What I'm wondering is, how often should i feed my zebra danios during the cycle?

P.S. Pictures on the way!


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Feed them every other day and keep up on you water changes. Keep those ammonia and nitrite readings under .5ppm.

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I would feed them once a day or once every other day. Feed just as much as they'll eat in about a minute. Try not to overfeed because that could raise ammonia and nitrite levels. If nitrites get over 1ppm, i'd do a small water change.
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I just fed them, and checked the water a few minutes later.

Ammonia: .50 ppm Nitrites .50 ppm Nitrates 0 ppm

If it gets any higher I'll do a water change, but as for now it lookin good. Can someone explain to me how to put pictures in a post?

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