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Old 07-26-2009, 08:16 AM   #21
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you probably will not find anything. I would suggest that you may make more ammonia my moving everything. Why not small frequent water changes, until the bacteria has a chance to catch up? There are ammonia absorbing pads that you could get 'short term'
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Ok gave i gave the tank a 5 gallon water change. I will check the readings tomorrow.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:50 PM   #23
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well i guess i really screwed up this time. my cleaning did to well a job. Im going through a mini cycle

i feel so stupid for overcleaning my tank after all these years.
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Just have to do small water changes until it settles down. You might need to use that ammoguard or something like that.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #25
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I tried Dr. Tim's and it actually worked!! Ive been testing for two days so far and the cycle is complete.
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Also do a water test on you PWC water before you add it to the main. Make sure you are not the one adding it to the tank.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #27
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good idea, ive only been testing the TDS then the SG. Ill run a batch of tests and make sure there are no problems.
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So tell us more about Dr. Tim's product?
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I was skeptical to say the least. I was showing all the signs of a mini cycle. I had to have it send next day so it stayed cold. I used the whole bottle and the water readings are perfect. Im testing daily to verify it just doesnt remove the chemicals.

So far im a believer. the water readings are all zero and nitrates are 5. The readings show the tank is cycled, improbable as it sounds.

I am going to try the product on my new betta tank, i setup a 5 gallon for him and want it cycled.
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Okay that sounds great, How much did a bottle of that stuff cost?
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