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Old 02-25-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Fishless cycle

I'm doing a fishless cycle and I know that around one week there should be an ammonia spike. How much of a spike am I looking for in terms of measurement? 0-8ppm

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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That will depend on what the source of the ammonia is. If it's live rock then it will depend on how much and a few other factors. I wouldn't worry too much at this stage about the level of spike. Keep an eye on the level dropping and the nitrogen cycle beginning to work.

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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Also when you get fish you might want to get hardy fish like damselfish. When I first put fish in my tank the ammonia spiked and stayed up for a while but I only had damselfish in there and they were fine.
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