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  1. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank...

    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank 120+ more on this thing. Bought an AC 110 and an extra bag of bio-media to replace the carbon. Put a new bag of gravel from a cycled tank in the...
  2. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank...

    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank 120+ more on this thing. Bought an AC 110 and an extra bag of bio-media to replace the carbon. Put a new bag of gravel from a cycled tank in the...
  3. Thread: 6 weeks in

    by RedLoach
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    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank...

    I'm at my absolute wits end on this thing. Sank 120+ more on this thing. Bought an AC 110 and an extra bag of bio-media to replace the carbon. Put a new bag of gravel from a cycled tank in the...
  4. Thread: New AC 110

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    Thats a good idea, I'll try the intake sponge. ...

    Thats a good idea, I'll try the intake sponge. The line is buried under the gravel, and it looks really good when its running so I'll try to remedy it without disturbing the tank too much. Now that...
  5. Thread: New AC 110

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    Just realized what the noise was. The intake is...

    Just realized what the noise was. The intake is sucking up small bubbles from the bubble curtain I have across the back. I wonder if you can get some sort of attachment like a small baffle to...
  6. Thread: New AC 110

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    New AC 110

    I have been having a lot of trouble cycling my 75 gallon running a Eheim 2217. Seeing how much everyone here seems to love the AC110, I got one yesterday. I'm having a couple issues with it, and...
  7. Thread: Best Air Pump

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    I have a whisper 60 and a whisper 120, both run...

    I have a whisper 60 and a whisper 120, both run very silently.
  8. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    I'm trying to cycle a 75 gallon freshwater tank...

    I'm trying to cycle a 75 gallon freshwater tank using the fishless cycling method. Started with 5 ppm ammonia, using goldex brand ammonia. I am using an Eheim 2217 filter, a 4' bubble wand along...
  9. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    This tank is killing me, couple of days after...

    This tank is killing me, couple of days after changing the water and fixing the kink, and this thing is at square one. Even with a kink, you might think that enough flow would get through to keep...
  10. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    Curses, last few days, my tank stopped processing...

    Curses, last few days, my tank stopped processing ammonia. Checked everything out, and I had a good kink in my intake. Don't know how long its been there or how much it has hampered my cycle. Oh...
  11. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    I started at 5ppm ammonia, but had no action...

    I started at 5ppm ammonia, but had no action until I brought it down to about 2.5ppm. I have heard that adding about half the starting amount after that to feed the bacteria is good. If the water...
  12. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    I'll try a water change and hopefully that will...

    I'll try a water change and hopefully that will help.
  13. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    nitrates about 30 now. Would high nitrite...

    nitrates about 30 now. Would high nitrite negatively affect a cycle? Don't know how high they are because my test kit tops out at 5ppm. Should I do a water change to bring the levels down, or...
  14. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    Yes, it is. Adding gravel from another tank into...

    Yes, it is. Adding gravel from another tank into the canister helped start things, but it seems to be stalled again. I'm getting some nitrate, about 5ppm, but that has been steady for over a week. ...
  15. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    It takes it to 1ppm, and when I test it 24 hours...

    It takes it to 1ppm, and when I test it 24 hours later, it reads zero.
  16. Thread: 6 weeks in

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    6 weeks in

    I've been having some trouble with my fishless cycle. I have nitrite readings, but after adding ammonia everyday, they are quite high. Would doing a partial water change to dilute it help things...
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    Maybe your LFS could give you some gravel from an...

    Maybe your LFS could give you some gravel from an established tank. I was having a lot of trouble starting my cycle, but after I put some gravel from another tank in a media bag, in my filter...
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    I'm finally getting some good readings! I think...

    I'm finally getting some good readings! I think a combination of doing a water change to bring down the ammonia, and adding a large media bag of gravel from an established tank directly in the...
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    May I ask why you didn't like the Oscars? I'm...

    May I ask why you didn't like the Oscars? I'm currently cycling a 75 and intend to put an Oscar in, but I've never owned one, so I'm curious. As for your tank, I used to think big fish looked good...
  20. Thread: T5 issues

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    Luckily, I was going by my LFS today and dropped...

    Luckily, I was going by my LFS today and dropped in to discuss the problem. The manager told me if I brought it in, he would replace the bulb and fiddle with it. Sounds good to me, if I still have...
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    sorry, thanks for the help!, didn't mean to put ?...

    sorry, thanks for the help!, didn't mean to put ? there
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    Hmmm, that does sound simple. If I don't get...

    Hmmm, that does sound simple. If I don't get results soon, I might try it. I did a PWC a couple days ago, to bring the ammonia down to around 2.5ppm. I'm going to put some gravel from another tank...
  23. Thread: T5 issues

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    T5 issues

    Found a used fixture for a good price and picked it up. It has two T5 4' bulbs and fits perfectly on my 75. Everything seemed good, still cycling my tank, so I never left them on. Now, when I turn...
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    No nitrite or nitrate yet. I do have other...

    No nitrite or nitrate yet. I do have other stable, healthy tanks. I use Bio-Wheel HOB filters on them, so I don't have media, but gravel I do have. I have some in the new tank, but I didn't think...
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    ph is 8, and I went with 5ppm ammonia. I will...

    ph is 8, and I went with 5ppm ammonia. I will start again with 3ppm, but 5ppm is recommended by a lot of people, it should have still worked. My ammonia has no surfactants, and doesn't foam when...
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