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Old 08-19-2009, 09:24 AM   #11
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I had no patience but held up anyways because I did my homework, lol, keep it going!
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You dont need to test for PH or salinity during the cycle. With all that cycling going on those numbers will bounce all around. All you need to test for during the cycle is ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. We will worry about the PH and others after the cycle is over and you do a 33% PWC.
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:49 PM   #13
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:21 AM   #14
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I cranked up the heater to 82-85 and added an airstone, I don't know if it helped but made me think it did anyways...lol
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:06 PM   #15
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Update time.

The cycle has finished after 20 days. WOOHOO!!! Unfortunately, my ballast went out on me so I having to get it fixed. No telling how long that will take. I can't get fish til I get some light. I am so frustrated. Any advice?
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