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12-14-2013, 09:55 PM
Alright, did the water change. (With decholorinated water)
Time to dose the ammonia (correctly this time)! :)
12-14-2013, 06:51 PM
Alright, I'm pretty sure I messed up my cycle... For the past few days I've been reading .5ppm (for ammonia), so I think something's happened to the all the BB. I assume chlorine got into the...
Welcome to the forums!
Okay, thanks for the info everybody!
12-11-2013, 12:15 AM
No, I haven't tested for nitrites yet. Also, I can test for both tomorrow morning I think...? I tested the .5 ammonia this morning, but hadn't been able to post until then. Oh, and apparently my dog...
I am currently cycling a 10 gallon aquarium, and plan on keeping a small species of cory (like habrosus) and a small species of tetra (like ember tetras). Will a 2.5 gallon tank be a suitable...
12-10-2013, 09:35 PM
Well.. Just a quick update. Everything's going fine, and the ammonia is at .5 ppm right now.
Like I said, quick! ;)
12-07-2013, 10:34 AM
I have an eheim jager 50 watt heater. So should I move it downward a bit? Oh, and I had accidentally clipped on the heaters suction cups over the light that tells you of it's on or off. I can always...
12-07-2013, 02:11 AM
Well, the water is going to be below the minimum water line on the heater once it falls another centimeter. Should I add water to get it back to normal? Or should I wait for the ammonia to reach 0,...
12-05-2013, 11:54 PM
Okay, 4 days in!
I tested the ammonia an hour or two ago:
(The photo is a tiny bit darker than it really is)
And here's a picture of the entire tank:
And the filter from above:...
12-02-2013, 12:51 AM
Looks like I got lucky: I tested the ammonia and its about 3.5 to 4. I know there's no 3.5 on the chart, but that's my guess since its just very slightly lighter than the 4 on the chart. Should I...
12-01-2013, 10:47 PM
I did a 75% water change.
I understood your first post, but your second confuses me. Should I turn the filter and heater back on while waiting before testing the water?
12-01-2013, 09:47 PM
Sorry, dosed, also I messed up. :/
I found a calculator online that said 1ppm was about 1 millileter. Uh oh. Time for a few large water changes until the ammonia gets to 0, then redose *correctly*...
12-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Apparently i do have a syringe, so I Just added 4ppm of ammonia to the aquarium... Let the cycle begin!
12-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Part of the article says "If your tank is a small tank, will hold only a few fish and has a small filter, then you should began your cycle with far less ammonia.....perhaps only 1-2ppms. You do not...
12-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Its time to start the cycle! thumbs2:
So here's the last question before I begin: Im planning to dose the aquarium with 2ppm of ammonia to start it off, does that sound good for a 10 gallon tank?
12-01-2013, 01:55 PM
Okay, thanks :)
Also, Woah! Can't believe it's passed the hundredth post already O.o
12-01-2013, 01:11 PM
Oops, just realized I only put in 1 bag of biomax into the filter instead of 2 since I'm not using the carbon. Since I haven't started cycling or anything, can I just turn off the filter for a minute...
The mix of both sand and gravel looks very nice!
Welcome! I hope your new aquarium goes well, and you can find all the information you need. See you around on the forums!
Hello! Welcome to the AC, and enjoy your stay!
11-30-2013, 09:00 PM
Well, I guess I'll start the cycle tomorrow!
I would do it today, but I finally finished up a big golf tournament and need some rest. As for the julii corys, I think they have them at petsmart, but...
11-29-2013, 10:30 PM
Okay, my tap water has 0-.25 ammonia. I noticed something about aging the water for water changes though: the water will age when it's in the tank anyway, right? Because I realized I hadn't aged the...
11-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Yes, I do have the API test kit, but I haven't tested the tap water for ammonia yet, it completely slipped my mind. I'll do the test as soon as I can (a few hours? I've got some various lessons to go...
11-29-2013, 05:05 PM
I do like the salt and pepper corys and ember tetras a lot, and it would be great if they could adapt to the water, but the only thing I'm truly set on is a small species of cory. And health of the...