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Old 12-05-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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Cycling a tank

Can I add ammonia to check if my tank is ready?
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Apparently I was on the freshwater forum lol
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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Yup you can. Have you cycled it already and just want to check where you are at? If so, how did you cycle it and how long did it take?
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:34 AM   #4
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Yup you can. Have you cycled it already and just want to check where you are at? If so, how did you cycle it and how long did it take?
Hey well I think I'm in the process of cycling.. Well I dose my tank wit like 2.0 ppm of ammonia and two days later (today) the level dropped to practically 0.. And the nitrite level was at .25.. And nitrates is at almost 80ppm .. I've had my tank up and running for about 3 weeks.. I have almost 30 lbs of live rock and 25 lbs of live sand..
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Sounds like your nearly there! Just wait for those nitrites to drop and you should be good to go. Just remember to do a big water change to get the nitrates down (after the drop in nitrites) then stock slowly
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Sounds like your nearly there! Just wait for those nitrites to drop and you should be good to go. Just remember to do a big water change to get the nitrates down (after the drop in nitrites) then stock slowly
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Awesome thanks!!
Tested my water today and ammonia is gone and nitrite is gone.. Nitrates are super high almost 100
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #8
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Big water change, retest and maybe start stocking......slowly.
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Big water change, retest and maybe start stocking......slowly.
Ok thanks! So I shouldn't dose ammonia anymore?
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:54 PM   #10
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I don't think you have to but to 100% confirm your cycle you can dose and then recheck, there should be no nitrates or ammonia.
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