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Old 04-01-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Nitrogen cycle not starting

It's been a month since I added 3 fish (~3.5-4 inch total) to my 20 gal. tank. I test the water with api test kit every couple days. So far I havent have any tests show a rise in ammonia (reading is 0-.25 ppm range). Nitrites 0. Nitrates 0. Ph 7.6. Same readings through the month. Water is slightly cloudy.

Why does the chemistry not seem to be starting to cycle?
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:45 AM   #2
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what temperature is the tank? what type of filter are you using? Patience is key, my 20 gallon when I set it up took roughly 8 weeks to cycle.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:50 AM   #3
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Heater keeps tank at 76-78įF. I have a HOB tetra whisper 20 filter.

I've done 2 water changes (every two weeks)...1st w/ 2 gal and 2nd with 3 gal. Tap water with api water treat to remove chlorine.
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Patience, let it do its thing at this point, you will get there.
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