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Old 04-02-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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I am a re-intro to saltwater. I have a 75 gallon tank that has been up 1 week. i added live rock and Chromis last week. I also added the bacteria in a bottle that claimed to cycle the tank in 24 hours. My ammonia is still high (.5 ppm) and I was wondering how long I should expect it to remain before it converts to Nitrite and again how long I should expect those levels to remain before they convert to Nitrates. Does anyone know how long and how high these levels will get? I lost 2 Chromis last week. I have 4 more and they seem okay, no signs of distress. Just wondering how high, high is and how long it will be...

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Straight up, that bottle stuff doesn't work. Basically, you are doing a fish in cycle right now. Time may vary, it always depends on how you are cycling, how much lr and sand...so on.
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Thanks for the reply

How will I know when it's over and I can add fish if the test kits don't work??? The nitrites and nitrates are higher now so it may be that the ammonia is working it's way down...
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You keep dosing ammonia. When all your levels hit 0, 0, less than 20 in under 24 hours you are cycled.
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