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Old 09-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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fishless cycling a 20 gallon

just wishin' i could put some fish in there...

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Old 09-17-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
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That's a pity it looks awesome. I really like your lay it looks great. How long before you add stock??
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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That's a pity it looks awesome. I really like your lay it looks great. How long before you add stock??
Thanks I appreciate it! I am currently doing a fishless cycling, my ammonia finally dropped 1ppm over night, but its only at 1ppm, and my nitrites and nitrates are off the charts... finally some progress... just waiting for ammonia to drop over night im thinking i gotta be atelast a week or less away from finishing this cycle
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Your levels are looking great, your prob right id say about a week away.
Do you know what your planning on stocking yet. Ill put a pic up of The way my tank is looking
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Sorry hit the wrong button. Ill post a pic of mine later not quite scared as well as yours but it's looking pretty good! What size is your tank??
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Your levels are looking great, your prob right id say about a week away.
Do you know what your planning on stocking yet. Ill put a pic up of The way my tank is looking
bolivian ram, dwarf gourami, and a school of harlequin rasboras
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i feel your pain...my ammo drops from 3 to 0 within 24 hours faithfully. But trites are still thru the roo for almost 2 weeks now. I tested this morning for the 1st time since Wed. with no change in them. Patience is evil

You stocking sound like mine except i want tetras
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i feel your pain...my ammo drops from 3 to 0 within 24 hours faithfully. But trites are still thru the roo for almost 2 weeks now. I tested this morning for the 1st time since Wed. with no change in them. Patience is evil

You stocking sound like mine except i want tetras
I thought once your ammo drops over night and your nitrates and nitrites are off the chart you do a 50% pac and keep ammo atleast at 1 till you get fish.


***J) When your levels of nitrItes and nitrAtes get so high that they’re off what your test kit can show you… do a 50-60% water change. A water change will have no negative impact on your cycle and will help keep things moving and bring your levels low enough so you can actually tell what they are. You can also add another pinch of ground up fish food just to make sure the bacteria has lots of nutrients and phosphates to grow. A water change will also restore the buffers in your water to prevent any fluctuations in pH at the end of your cycle. Remember your dechlorinator!
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That sounds sweet just make sure you have plenty of cover to keep the peace between the gbr and the gourami. Good luck!
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That sounds sweet just make sure you have plenty of cover to keep the peace between the gbr and the gourami. Good luck!
yeah I plan on some more tall plants in the back to break the line of sight some more. I think I'm going to get either the rasboras or gourami first and the ram last
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