View Full Version : Fishless Cycling Question

10-20-2008, 11:43 PM
I started my first 10g tank a week to a week and half ago and have decided to do fishless cycling. The problem is that I have not seen any decrease in ammonia levels (nor increase in nitrites or nitrates) since I started.

Unfortunely I do not have a source for gravel from an established tank so I have tried both Hagen Cycle and API Stress Zyme to no avail. I have a Rena SmartFilter 20 running along with a heater set to 86F and air pump with airstone running.

I started the aquarium with distilled water as I was concerned about the condition of my well water. I intially treated the water with Jack's Aquarium & Pets Complete Water Conditioner (local Ohio stores).

Does anyone have any suggestions and/or any ideas about what is going on?

Thank you!

10-21-2008, 12:39 AM
too soon to see results, you should start seeing nitrites in another week

10-21-2008, 12:46 AM
Should I be seeing a drop in ammonia levels at this point?

10-21-2008, 01:12 AM
the ammonia will drop when the nitrites show

10-25-2008, 09:11 PM
Still have yet to see any change and it's been 3 weeks. Should I have seen something yet?