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Old 08-30-2012, 11:03 PM   #41
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Ok no nitrites at this point, I will continue to be patient!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #42
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Yep, just keep being patient. Fishless cycling can take 4-6 weeks or more, just like a regular fish-in cycle. I don't like staring at empty tanks either so I fish-in cycle everything. Just hang in there and hopefully you'll see some movement soon.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 PM   #43
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Ok guys, I tested water tonight and Ammonia level has dropped between 1-2 and nitrites have started to show believe it was .25 ppm. Am I ready to put fish in or should I wait and dose ammonia levels back up to 4 ppm. And if I am ready to put fish in should I do a 50% water change and what is the best way to do a water change? Thanks again for any help!
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #44
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What is the nitRATES?
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:31 PM   #45
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Nitrates are between 0-20
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:40 PM   #46
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I don't believe its ready so I would have to say dose it back up. But its getting closer for sure it should be able to change the ammonia to nitrite where both will read 0 but your trates will read something. I asked jetta to help us out here because he is like a pro when it comes to water quality stuff. But he is not online right now so I'd dose it up and wait (as I'm sure you need to) to see what he says. It won't hurt anything it just needs a little more time
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:36 AM   #47
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Andrew, I just checked the levels again and ammonia level is at 1ppm, nitrites at about 1-2ppm and nitrate at about 20. I'm going to dose back up to 4 ppm and check back tomorrow? When I test using the test strips my gh is about a 60, I think that's kind of high should I even worry about that? Ph maintains a 7.5, I use the master kit for all my ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels so worry not lol. I must tell you I'm getting excited now and can't wait for the wife to stop nagging about the water lol.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #48
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I never test gh so I wouldn't be concerned with it as for the ph it will be fine. Your filter is starting to build up the bacteria it needs so ot shouldn't take much longer. It is exciting when you have been waiting this long . I have never done a fishless cycle so that's why I asked jetta to tag along here. And the whole empty tank thing for weeks drives me crazy so I always do it fish in lol. But it is a lot more work everyday. But I've heard doing it fishless you'll have bacteria built as strong as stones lol. Plus with fish in if you don't stay with it constantly you could lose some fish.
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Yea I know I lost a couple , ok so I'll report back tomorrow to see what has happened to the ammonia.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:11 PM   #50
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Andrew, I dosed ammonia back to 4ppm and today there is 0 ppm, nitrites at about 5ppm highest that is on the test kit. Nitrate is between 20-40. I dosed ammonia back up to 2ppm I don't want to starve the bacteria. What is next on the game plan?
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