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Old 03-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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Is something wrong?

Ok so I started my fishless cycle a few days ago seeded as per Malawis recommendation I didn't have ammonia yet so I threw in some bloodworms to help start the cycle. So the past three days my ammonia has been steady at 4 ppm should I be worried my ph is about 8.2.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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The pH will rise and fall during the cycling process. Only after cycling is done will it average out for you.
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no just keep adding food instead of the ammonia if you don't have ammonia
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I have ammonia now just wanted to make sure all is well.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #5
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Also want to add my entire substrate is crushed coral so it should keep my ph pretty balanced throughout the cycle.
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Also want to add my entire substrate is crushed coral so it should keep my ph pretty balanced throughout the cycle.
If you start to notice your pH dropping you'll need to do a wc.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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Ok thanks for all the help guys.
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