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Old 02-19-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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ammonia levels

hey guys I am on my 3rd day of cycling and my ammonia is at 2.0 does this sound right?
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Detectible NH3 is a good sign you are on your way. As far as the actual reading...it depends on how you are cycling your tank and what your NO2 and NO3 levels are.
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The hardest part about cycling a tank is WAITING. You look at the test kists every day, sometimes twice a day and try to see even the smallest chagne in color to tell you that your cycle is moving.

If you are using the raw shrimp method, I would resist the urge and check the test kits about every other day, maybe even every third day in weeks 1 - 3, then every day starting in week 4.

At least then you won't keep bothering your wife to ask her what color the tube best matches up on.
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"At least then you won't keep bothering your wife to ask her what color the tube best matches up on."

Thats really funny because I did do that haha. And she gets really annoyed when ever I talk about it. Thanks!
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