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    Thanks for the info - you were correct on what I...

    Thanks for the info - you were correct on what I was referring to. I don't think the other poster and I have compatible writing / reading styles, as I am often misinterpreted by her.

    Either way,...
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    I agree with the poster above you, the I should...

    I agree with the poster above you, the I should have done a 100% water change and then dosed with Ammonia to see if they go to nitrates in a timely manner, but sadly, I read that after I did a 75%...
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    My nitrites are still off the charts after the...

    My nitrites are still off the charts after the water change...they won't be going to zero today. Doing another big water change tonight...what a waste of water...

    I think fish in cycling is...
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    I decided to do the water changes. I did a 30%...

    I decided to do the water changes. I did a 30% last night and the nitrite and nitrate readings were still off the charts. I let it stabilize for the night and added my normal 1-2 ppm of ammonia. I...
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    That is what I am trying to ask!!!

    That is what I am trying to ask!!!
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    I appreciate that.

    I appreciate that.
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    They are tasty

    They are tasty
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    Again, I don't understand the arrogance on this...

    Again, I don't understand the arrogance on this forum. The very fact that I am here, asking for help and attempting to cycle my tank already puts me in the minority, as most people would buy a tank,...
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    Your arrogance is appalling. Weren't you the one...

    Your arrogance is appalling. Weren't you the one who started this thread by condemning me for my harsh language? And now you come on here with your holier than thou attitude?

    First - this isn't...
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    I believe you are thinking I plan to throw fish...

    I believe you are thinking I plan to throw fish in with it at > 6 ppm Nitrite. I am saying that because I have so many bacteria already converting Nitrite to Nitrate (as evidenced by my > 100 ppm of...
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    Just got home and checked the levels of...

    Just got home and checked the levels of everything - pretty much the same:

    0 ppm ammonia (after doing 1-2 ppm 24 hours ago) - it has been like this for 3-4 days (going from 1-2 to zero in 24...
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    The poop comment was a joke. I mean are there any...

    The poop comment was a joke. I mean are there any other fish I should consider as "bottom feeders" or "aquarium cleaners"

    Thanks
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    So when you saw a "spike" in nitrite when you...

    So when you saw a "spike" in nitrite when you were cycling, it was > than you test kit could read?

    Just trying to be clear that my nitrite and nitrate are both off the charts...
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    The only possible way that my nitrites would go...

    The only possible way that my nitrites would go down faster than the ammonia eaters are producing it is if I have significantly more nitrite eaters than ammonia eaters...and they will just die off...
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    All, Thanks for your advice and the...

    All,

    Thanks for your advice and the information you provided. I figured I would come and give an update since it has been about a week.

    Last Wednesday, I went home, through in the testing...
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    Quick question that is unrelated - Once the...

    Quick question that is unrelated -

    Once the aquarium is stable and I have fish in it, I plan to keep it between 76 - 78F. When you do water changes of heated water, do you use the correct...
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    I used PRIME on the water before using it in the...

    I used PRIME on the water before using it in the aquarium - this should have removed the chlorine.
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    Based on all the replies, I think waiting till...

    Based on all the replies, I think waiting till Sunday and hoping for some nitrite will be the best choice...after that....I don't know

    I do agree that using 1 betta to cycle 30 gallons will take a...
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    ph is 7.6 ............(to get to ten...

    ph is 7.6

    ............(to get to ten characters)
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    The bottles don't have the correct bacteria and...

    The bottles don't have the correct bacteria and can inhibit the growth of the right bacteria by quickly removing the ammonia.

    Also, according to the reading I've done, I have sufficient aeration...
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    I edited my post for etiquette - sorry. I...

    I edited my post for etiquette - sorry.

    I noted (probably not clear) that I realized that the 1/4 cup was way to high when I got > 8ppm of ammonia. I did a 75% and a 50% water change to lower the...
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    Cycling Issues - Ammonia Stuck

    I will make the story brief to catch you up:
    Wife buys me a betta
    I purchase 30 gallon aquarium, gravel, few fake plants, filter (100 gallon per hour flow), heater, structures
    I add betta - betta...
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