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Old 12-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #171
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #172
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Soooo.... I dose ammonia every 24 hours up to 4 cause in 24 hours it goes to 0. nitrites are still at like 5 and nitrates are till raising... I continue to dose ammonia every 24 hours right? Or am I supposed to stop dosing ammonia to get the nitrites to drop?

The way I understand it I should keep dosing ammonia every 24 hours till the ammonia and nitrite are at 0....?
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #173
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Soooo.... I dose ammonia every 24 hours up to 4 cause in 24 hours it goes to 0. nitrites are still at like 5 and nitrates are till raising... I continue to dose ammonia every 24 hours right? Or am I supposed to stop dosing ammonia to get the nitrites to drop?

The way I understand it I should keep dosing ammonia every 24 hours till the ammonia and nitrite are at 0....?
I'd maybe skip a day and let the nitrites fall a little more.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #175
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So just skip a day of adding ammonia? Should I just stop for a couple days? I've made sure to dose ammonia every time it hit 0 sense I started.
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So just skip a day of adding ammonia? Should I just stop for a couple days? I've made sure to dose ammonia every time it hit 0 sense I started.
The bacteria that consume ammonia would be okay if you skipped a day or two. I remember hearing if the nitrites get too high it could stall the cycle. I am by no means an expert, but I personally would give it a day or 2 for the trites to come down.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #177
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So I think I'm just gonna stop dosing ammonia till my nitrites go to 0. Then ill dose ammonia up to 4 and see what happens 24 hours later. Sound like a good plan?
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After doing a bunch of reading, tomorrow I'm gonna do a 50% WC and try to get my nitrites to a readable level. Then ill wait 24 hours and make sure they go down a bit. Then ill add a little ammonia and wait another couple days and see where we're at. I really hope this works because I'm ready to start this awesome tank and I'm super impatient!!!

*Edit*- actually I'm gonna wait 24 hours first to see if nitrites drop noticeably by themselves by me just skipping a day of adding ammonia.
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After doing a bunch of reading, tomorrow I'm gonna do a 50% WC and try to get my nitrites to a readable level. Then ill wait 24 hours and make sure they go down a bit. Then ill add a little ammonia and wait another couple days and see where we're at. I really hope this works because I'm ready to start this awesome tank and I'm super impatient!!!

*Edit*- actually I'm gonna wait 24 hours first to see if nitrites drop noticeably by themselves by me just skipping a day of adding ammonia.
Good luck. The waiting game sucks, especially during the cycle because there's not much else to work on. Don't feel too bad, mines just begun. Good luck
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After doing a bunch of reading, tomorrow I'm gonna do a 50% WC and try to get my nitrites to a readable level. Then ill wait 24 hours and make sure they go down a bit. Then ill add a little ammonia and wait another couple days and see where we're at. I really hope this works because I'm ready to start this awesome tank and I'm super impatient!!!

*Edit*- actually I'm gonna wait 24 hours first to see if nitrites drop noticeably by themselves by me just skipping a day of adding ammonia.
Sounds like a good plan!
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