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Old 10-05-2017, 02:28 PM   #1
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Fishless cycle

Hi, I am doing the fishless cycle and its been running for 3 weeks.

Ammmonia always goes to zero in 8 - 12 hours. Should I add ammonia to 1 - 2pmm every 12 hour or 24 hour or when ammonia is zero?

The nitrite is still in progress.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:35 PM   #2
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Are you showing any nitrItes at all?

Also, a link to recommended reading below:

The (almost) Complete Guide and FAQ to Fishless Cycling - Aquarium Advice

Section 7 A - P is what you want to read.
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Ya, the nitrite is at 5ppm and nitrate is at 10ppm.
I am waiting for nitrite to drop.
So I am keeping add ammonia to 2-3ppm when ammonia is zero. I am not sure if I should add ammonia every 8 - 12 hour or when ammonia is zero.
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I would stop adding ammonia until nitrIte is at or close to 0 PPM. Then add 2 - 3 PPM ammonia, and wait until Ammo and NitrIte is back to 0 PPM.
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