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Old 03-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #31
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Doing good, you've got nitrites so thats a good thing. The ammonia will drop all by itself and so will the nitrites.
I started this process on the 24th of February. Should it be further along?
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #32
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It all depends on your tank. There is no way to say it should be "here" at a certain time. Although that would be awesome!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:35 PM   #33
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It all depends on your tank. There is no way to say it should be "here" at a certain time. Although that would be awesome!
What do you mean, doesn't it normally take a month or so?
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #34
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Give or take. Mine cycled in 3 weeks. I used pure ammonia but 3 weeks is still unusually fast.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #35
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You can buy some products that speed cycle up I've cycled a tank in 2 weeks
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:05 PM   #36
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You can buy some products that speed cycle up I've cycled a tank in 2 weeks
In 10 days I'm still here:

This is where I am as of yesterday 03/04/12:

Temperature: 78 F
pH: 8.2
Salinity: 1.024 SG
Nitrate: 5 mg/l
Nitrite: .5 mg/l
Ammonia: 2.0 mg/l

Today I tested for Ammonia and I was still at 2.0.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #37
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I don't understand why....
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #38
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You will get there just patience if your not adding anything to boost the bacteria, I would forget about it for a week and see what your tests are then
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Idk if this is the cycle booster spike of but I bought a bottle of bio spira for my freshwater tank and when it arrived I noticed it was for saltwater. I'm trying to sell it if your interested....
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:20 PM   #40
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Seachem stability is really good stuff
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