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Old 01-28-2014, 06:42 AM   #21
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Second water change for the night done and Prime is in. 😄
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:46 PM   #22
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Two of my fish died. 😭 did another water change this morning. **** cycling. 😡
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:49 PM   #23
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so very sorry to hear about you fish. What are your water parameters today? At least it looks like your cycle is moving fast and shouldn't be long before being established.
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so very sorry to hear about you fish. What are your water parameters today? At least it looks like your cycle is moving fast and shouldn't be long before being established.

I'm not sure what they are today I leave for work at 7am and I'm not home until 7:30pm so I haven't had a chance to test but I did do a 50% water change just to be safe as I can set that up and continue to get ready. I will test when I get home and let you know.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:10 PM   #25
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Since your levels went so high this time when you were away, try double-dosing with Prime before you leave as an extra safeguard. It'll help a lot.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:55 AM   #26
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Ok so I have just got home at tested my water..............
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It's looking ok I think. I'm about to do a water change but looking good.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:00 AM   #27
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Looks some high nitrites there, maybe? I could be misreading the color. At any rate. You know what you're doing for sure, with all the testing and water changes. Hopefully your cycle will establish itself soon so you can then ease up on the water changes. It sure looks like you're heading to cycling fast, with that nitrate tube so golden orange.
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This is my readings from this morning. I did a 50% water change after I took these reading and did a double does of Prime.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:28 PM   #29
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I know everyone is nay-saying fish in cycling but it CAN be done with no harm to your fish, granted with your schedule it's not recommended. I almost always do fish-in cycling (I work from home, so it's easy to stay on top of). If you're interested in learning the article on this website is pretty good.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:18 PM   #30
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Low ammonia, high nitrites. Hopefully those nitrites will start to drop soon. Keep up the great work. Venymae, you're absolutely that a fish-in can be done safely, but it takes a lot more work than non fish-in, IMO. I had to do an emergency fish-in cycle with my goldfish and I guess I'm still scarred by the experience. 80% water changes twice a day on a big tank were sooooo not fun.
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