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Old 12-09-2010, 08:11 PM   #51
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owh..im not sure about that....anyway, when was the last time u read your water parameter...???
last nite. and ill do it tonite too just cause im board
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Old 12-09-2010, 09:06 PM   #52
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lets see your reading tonight...u cant do anything if ur tank stil have ammonia reading....juz wait and see the miracle...
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #53
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ok here is todays test

sal=1.023
ph=8.0
ammo=0
nitrite=0.25
nitrate=40

so when the nitrites are zero i can do pwt???

any suggestions for this part of cycle??

also when i was cycling my 30 gal, someone told me when i do my first pwt to do a 90% and be done with it... what did he mean?

and, in the forums i see people saying once the ammo,and nitrites go to zero, put some more shrimp or food in the tank to check the cycle. what do they mead?? and how do you do it? step by step

im almost there rite??
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yup..u are on the track and alomost there....some said u can do PWC when the ammonia is 0...dunno when the nitrite is 0 can do or not...u may now prepare some water for u to do pwc...prepare mix water to do 30%-50% water change.....
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ok here is todays test

ph=8.2
ammo= 0
nitrite= 0
nitrate=40

so hows that?? no what do i do? oh and i added a few more questions to my last post.. thanks guys!!!
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Old 12-12-2010, 01:36 AM   #56
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ok last night i put a pinch of food in the tank around 9pm and got these results tonight..

sal=1.024
ph=8.2
ammo=.25
nitrite=.25
nitrate=40

last night test was 0 for ammo and nitrite and 40 for nitrate.
so tomorrow when i test again and get 0 for ammo and nitrite. im gonna vacume the poo out, and clean the glass.and do a 20 to 40 % pwt??

also should i turn the skimmer back on??

and how long after the first pwt till i can add the fish,nems,and live rock from my 30 gal fowlr tank??

does this sound ok?? or what should i do at this point??
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it's been 12 days since you added the shrimp. i know some folks say this is possible, but i've never seen a tank cycle that fast. i would give it 3 weeks before you start thinking about water changes.
you can turn the skimmer on if you like.

after ammonia and nitrite are gone and you've done a water change, and tested again just to be sure, you could add the livestock and rock from the other tank immediately.
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since u already put pinch of fish food, let wait until your ammo reading reach 0...after that u might do 30-50% pwc and u can add the livestock...
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sory to ask so much, its just that i read allot about doing the cycle and keep hearing allot of different things i should do...

so here is todays test

sal=1.028.. b4 topoff
ph= 8.2
ammo=0
nitrite=0
nitrate=40

with that being said.

1 people say to add a fish or 2 to keep the cycle up???
2 add food or dead shrimp to check the cycle??
3 do water changes to keep the cycle up??


now im not trying to be a pain in the butt or in a big hurry, just double checking that im just going to let it sit for some time and do nothing,and it wont mess up the cycle?

sounds stupid iv cycled and am running a 30 gal nicely but **** im confused now.knock some sence into me... thanks guys
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hey bigford84...talking FME, i do water change when my water parameter reads
ammo = 0
nitrite = 0
nitrate = 20
after i do 30% of pwc, then i add fish to my tank....
IMO, u can do PWC and add livestocks slowly into the tank to balance the water parameter...
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