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Old 02-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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My cycling fish are in, have questions.

Hi everyone, I just got 4 small yellow danios to cycle my 20 gal long with. My tank was set up and running 24 hours beforr fish was added and their is a little cloudiness in my tank water. I added stress coat and some nutrafin biofilteration. I tested my water quality before I added my fish and everything seemed in tolerance. My questions are at this point, how much should I test my water quality and ammonia levels, and what to do if my water stays cloudy. And are the 4 danios good for cycling with? Any useful info would be great and thank you
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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well with fish-in cycling you need to test your water everyday or multiple times a day and if ammonia or nitrites are above .25ppm you need to do a water change.

my guess is the water is cloudy from the nutrafin you added, give it a little time and see
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well with fish-in cycling you need to test your water everyday or multiple times a day and if ammonia or nitrites are above .25ppm you need to do a water change.

my guess is the water is cloudy from the nutrafin you added, give it a little time and see
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Just to share, most people haven't had much luck with nutrafin. My understanding is it's the wrong type of bacteria to cycle a tank.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

That link will really help.

What test kit are you using?
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Just to share, most people haven't had much luck with nutrafin. My understanding is it's the wrong type of bacteria to cycle a tank.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

That link will really help.

What test kit are you using?
thanks for putting the link in,i tried to but for some reason it wouldnt work for me :/
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Just to share, most people haven't had much luck with nutrafin. My understanding is it's the wrong type of bacteria to cycle a tank.

I just learned about cycling but I already have fish. What now?!

That link will really help.

What test kit are you using?
Im using api master kit with the test tube and bottles
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Great choice, my friend..... your fish will highly approve.
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Welcome to AA, sounds like you are off to a good start with you fish-in cycle. Keep up the good work, and as stated above make sure to keep up on your water changes.
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Thanks everyone for the help, will keep you posted, I know patience is a virtue when it comed to this hobby!
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What % of water change should I do for a 0.25ppm reading of ammonia?
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