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Old 09-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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Day 8 of fishless cycle

Ok. I am at Day 8 of my fishless cycle in my 10 gallon tank. Water has been stable at 79 degrees and has been crystal clear for the last 5 days

Here are the API Master Test results
PH 7.6
Ammonia .25 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 0 ppm

I also bought pure ammonia to use but I don't know how much to use.

What's next?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #2
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Here is a guide I am using on my fishless cycle. Seems to be a popular one to follow.

Fishless Cycling - Article at The Age of Aquariums - Tropical Fish
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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Heres the ammonia calculator to figure out the correct dose-scroll to the bottom and just enter tank size, % of ammonia and desired 'ppm'. Please ask if you have any questions!

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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ng-148283.html
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Thanks!


I just added 1ml ammonia to the 10 gallon tank. Not sure what the % ammonia I have (shoprite brand. Clear. No additives)
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:24 PM   #5
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Do I do an initial benchmark test now then again in 24 hrs?
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #6
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Yes. Test how much ammonia you have and then test again tomorrow. 1ml isn't much I think you should add more ammonia to 3 or 4 ppm. You can figure out if the ppm with your test kit probably.
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Ya test your ammonia and if it is lower then 3 or 4 ppm I would add a little more til it gets there, I think we added 1/2 tsp to our 10 gal in total.
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Ok. So 2 hours ago I added 1ml and now I have a 2ppm reading. I just added another 1ml. I will test again in an hour and post results.

Should I test the nitrites as well?
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No need to test for trites just yet.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:07 PM   #10
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No reason to test nitrites yet. You do though want to check your tap water for ammonia, nitrite & nitrate- this will give you a baseline for your tank numbers.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:04 PM   #11
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UPDATE:

I just tested the tank and the ammonia is still at 4ppm.
Yesterday (day 10) I added another 1ml of ammonia at at 9:00 I was at 4ppm

So now 24 hrs later I am at the same level.

I am assuming its just the waiting game now
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