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    skipping the nitrites stage

    Is it possible for a tank to skip the nitrites stage all together? My tank is .25 ammonia 0 nitrites and 5.0 nitrates. I test almost every day and I have never seen any nitrites on my API tests. Is...
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    Big Al's Bio-Support

    Has anyone used Big Al's bio support. Just wondering if this stuff is any good
  3. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    Do u have nitrate readings?

    Do u have nitrate readings?
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    Ijankrom I don't see how it's possible to...

    Ijankrom

    I don't see how it's possible to cycle in a week. Not a complete cycle. Make sure you have your info right before posting. I might believe this if you said you got some BB from another...
  5. Thread: Cycling

    by VRB
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    Have you been adding dechlorinator before adding...

    Have you been adding dechlorinator before adding the fresh water into the tank? That is more then enough fish to start a cycle. Not sure why the LFS told you it isn't. I am currently cycling a 55g...
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    Bottom line is don't worry about vacuuming the...

    Bottom line is don't worry about vacuuming the gravel through the cycle. Unless you are way over feeding or have ammonia issues you don't need to do this. Don't forget that ammonia needs to be...
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    If you have fish in the tank nitrates will rise...

    If you have fish in the tank nitrates will rise because the presence of ammonia. Give it time and nitrates will go up. Keep me posted on your tests so we can all learn more

    Thanks
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    I would imagine your nitrates will not drop until...

    I would imagine your nitrates will not drop until you add fish. I believe your tank is cycled. Add fish slowly week after week. Congrats!
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    Your Personal Nitorgen Cycle Experience?

    For all of those that have successfully cycled at least one tank please provide this info

    How large of a tank? (if more then one please list)

    How long did it take to cycle?

    What method?...
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    Do you recall adding anything to the tank like...

    Do you recall adding anything to the tank like decorations or additives. Anything at all that might affect balance. I don't believe this is a big deal. If your ammonia and nitrites are zero and...
  11. Thread: My fish is sick

    by VRB
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    Here is some info I found on the web. Definitely...

    Here is some info I found on the web. Definitely check all water perimeters with a proper test kit..

    Dropsy is not very contagious; however, Fish usually die from this, but in some cases where...
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    Thanks for the help!!

    Thanks for the help!!
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    Don't forget to dechlorinate before adding the...

    Don't forget to dechlorinate before adding the water to your tank!
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    Week 3 of cycle? When to expect nitrites??

    My 55 g tank is almost on week 3 of its cycle. My question is; what is a rough estimate on how long it will be until I see noticeable nitrites?

    Here are the details of my tank.

    55g
    Between .25...
  15. Thread: Lemon Tetra

    by VRB
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    I agree with steeler1. This is not really a...

    I agree with steeler1. This is not really a "beginners fish". It all depends on the person but if you haven't done your research it's not like keeping a goldfish. Little bit more involved
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    Other fish with tetras???

    I currently have 6 cards and 6 rummy nose in my 55g aquarium. I got up this morning hoping that the bacterial bloom would have subsided indicating progress in the cycle. It was still very cloudy. I...
  17. Thread: ??? with Tetras!

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    ??? with Tetras!

    I currently have 6 cards and 6 rummy nose in my 55g aquarium. I got up this morning hoping that the bacterial bloom would have subsided indicating progress in the cycle. It was still very cloudy. I...
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    Lady Hobbs. Do you think that 21 fish in a 30...

    Lady Hobbs. Do you think that 21 fish in a 30 gallon tank is a little on the high side for this capacity fish tank. I know this depends on tank filtration and maintenance as well. Cardinals are...
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    When was the last time you vacuumed the...

    When was the last time you vacuumed the substrate?

    Do you do water changes without vacuuming the substrate?

    Answer those 2 questions and I may have a better idea what happened
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    Totally agree with lady hobs on this one

    Totally agree with lady hobs on this one
  21. Pet smart would be a big box LFS. Aquarium hobby...

    Pet smart would be a big box LFS. Aquarium hobby store would be a non big box LFS. Specialized stores are usually non big box LFS. Rummy nose are active schooling fish but this will depend on other...
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    Probably not PH problem BUT.... If your water...

    Probably not PH problem BUT....

    If your water is high in PH 8.0 then your water is high in minerals, hard water. This can effect the cards and other fish. Don't bother trying to fix PH without...
  23. Thread: To many Choices

    by VRB
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    I have 6 cards and 6 rummy nose together in my...

    I have 6 cards and 6 rummy nose together in my 55g tank. They look great together. Rummy nose and cards compliment each other very well. They have slightly different habits in the tank so you get to...
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    My rummy nose and cards have very little colour...

    My rummy nose and cards have very little colour in the morning. rummy nose have almost no red on there faces when I turn the light on!
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    Cards might get bullied in this tank. I only...

    Cards might get bullied in this tank. I only currently have rummy nose and cards and rummy nose definitely own the tank. Let us know how it works out!
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