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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 01-06-2021, 01:06 PM
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Posted By MattK
Smile Thank you. I now have zero nitrites and zero...

Thank you.

I now have zero nitrites and zero ammonia, and have dosed to 4ppm of ammonia and its now at zero for ammonia and nitrites again so it looks cycled.

I have done several water changes...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-19-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
After an initial single reading of nitrates...

After an initial single reading of nitrates previously that disappeared, it has now been consistently appearing on readings for the last few days and the ammonia has finally dropped a bit after...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-30-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
Talking That conversion information is helpful to know -...

That conversion information is helpful to know - thank you.

Good to know I am on the right track. You are right with the inaccuracies - especially around reading of the colours as I find it hard...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-30-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
Hi, I tested my water this evening and my...

Hi,

I tested my water this evening and my ammonia is still reading 4ppm and hasn't gone down, but I now read 0.25 for nitrite and had my first reading for Nitrates at 10ppm!

I will keep...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-29-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
Thumbs up Hi, My tap PH sits at 7.2, and my current PH...

Hi,

My tap PH sits at 7.2, and my current PH is sitting at 7.4 but sometimes goes up to 7.6/7.8.

From what I have read, I think any time you add any chemical to your tank it will impact your...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-28-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
That is interesting about the initial bacterial...

That is interesting about the initial bacterial bloom and the dechlorinator.

I will just keep testing every couple of days and monitor. Hopefully it won't take too long - but as you say it will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-27-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
Hi Aiken, Thank you for responding and for...

Hi Aiken,

Thank you for responding and for your advice. Very much appreciated.

I started on 16.11.2020 adding nothing but the de-chlorinator and soon had a bacterial bloom after a few days, but...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-27-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,154
Posted By MattK
Question Newbie: Can you use too much API quickstart?

Hi everyone,

I am completely new to this hobby and am really excited about getting up and running. I am a little lost with fishless cycling though. I am not sure if I have messed up or I am being...
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