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Old 07-19-2003, 03:49 PM   #1
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Woohoo! New tank arrived, getting started...

My Eclipse finally arrived! I've got everything set up and running.

Now, how long do I let it run before I add ammonia for my fishless cycle? Can I do it right away, or should I let it run for 24 hours first?

It looks silly with no fish!
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Old 07-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #2
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You add pure ammonia right away. The sooner the better so you can get some fish in there. Get a test kit, put 5ppm ammonia in and check every 24 hours. Keep topping off to 5 ppm until all 5ppm can get used in a 24 hour period then you are ready to add a full bio load of fish.
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:28 PM   #3
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Thanks... I'll add the ammonia right now. I got the test kit so I'm all set.

I'm so excited!
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Good luck on everything. You are on your way to a nice tank
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