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Old 08-04-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hiya. Gosh am I in need of help with my 20 litre tropical tank. Looking for some answers on here.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #3
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Thank u. I'm in process of cycling my tank (fish less) and NO3 sky high. Want to know why and how to lower them. Let the searching begin ay lol x
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Welcome, welcome! My advice, is patience. It has to cycle own its own. That or WC.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #8
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Water change? Ok well I did 25% wc today.
It's been up and running for a week now. I have used tetra 6 in 1 to test my water. I have heard these are a waste of time and they give false readings. Although when I went to aquatics centre near by they tested my water and it was the same results. So for time being I will stick to these but change later on.
Right when I enquired at the shop the things I needed to get my water ready for fish they have given me stress coat and nutrafin cycle. So as directed on bottle I added nutrafin over three days and stress coat only the once. I was then told I could put my fish in. However when I tested the water these are my readings

No3 between 50 -100
No2. 1
Gh. 16
Kh. 7.6
Ph. 7.2
Cl2. O

The no3 has gone up it was 50. No2 was 0 yesterday as well. Please help. What do I do next? It's a 90litre tank

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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Okay, so you are doing fishless? What method? Put ammonia, raw shrimp, or flake food? Get your hands on a freshwater master test kit? Skip the nutrafin because I have heard nothing big bad news about BB in a bottle. Reason being, you'll just have to keep dosing it later down the road. I heard about some BB in a bottle that just came out that you only have to dose once, but I don't know much about. Defiantly do NOT put fish in if you aren't quite sure about your results. Grow your own BB colony, skip the bottles. Your goal is to get 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites in 24 hours. Then you can add fish.
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Also, don't stress about PH. It's going to fluctuate during your cycle plus most fish that are tank bred are able to acclimate to different PH levels excluding Discuss. Don't water change anymore either. Let it ride.
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