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  1. Tank was originally started 6-27-12. I used the...

    Tank was originally started 6-27-12. I used the fishless cycling method. By 7-17 I could bump the tank to 1ppm Ammonia and it would return to 0 within 24 hours. Was leaving for a 17 day vacation so I...
  2. Ammonia and Nitrite At what level should I get concerned?

    55 gallon African Chiclid tank

    History
    Was running 2 HBO filters with a combined capacity of around 500 gph.

    9-24: Added a new 520 gph canister filter.

    10-13: 35% water change
    ...
  3. Thread: No Nitrates

    by Marshel
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    My son-in-law is experiencing the exact same...

    My son-in-law is experiencing the exact same problem. Adding ammonia to 1 or 2ppms. It will bounce back to 0 in 12 hours or so for the last 2 weeks. Nitrites off the chart and 0 nitrates. Also API...
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    Tank in an unheated room?

    I am thinking about getting a larger tank. My meanie wife LOL won't allocate any more house room for another tank. I have an enclosed unheated front porch. If I were to move my present tank to the...
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    Cycling. Thiking about a larger tank.

    Presently have a 55 gallon tank and thinking about getting a bigger one. 3 weeks ago, I purchased a canister filter rated at 520 gph. I am still running my 2 HOBs. One rated at 320 gph and the other...
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    What is the best dechlorinator to use?

    I have well water so I dodn't have to deal with this, but am moving a tank to my daughter's house she has city water. Any product suggestions?
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    Help me understand "drip acclamating". I have...

    Help me understand "drip acclamating".
    I have two 5 gallon buckets that I use for my tank. After this posting, I plan to drain around a 1/4 of bucket or less full of the old water and put the fish...
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    Moving 10 Gal Aquarium ?s

    My dayghter wanted an aquarium set up for the grandson. I had an old 10 gallon that I cleaned up. Have it cycled with fish in it at my house.
    Now my water comes from my well and hers is city water....
  9. Thanks all. This is a new tank at my...

    Thanks all.

    This is a new tank at my grandson's house. So I have the used media. I am running 1 duel chambered power filter and 1 single. I change 1 filter when I do my 2 week water change. So I...
  10. How best to clean an old aquarium and accesories?

    I recently set up a 55 gal Cichilid. Haven't had fish for 20 years.
    My 2 year old grandson is amazed with the fish. His other grandparents and the babysitter also have tanks. My daughter asked what...
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    Thanks all: Current Parameters: as of tonight ...

    Thanks all:
    Current Parameters: as of tonight
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite 0
    PH 8.4
    Nitrate 40
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    Thanks. Unless I get anyother advise, I will put...

    Thanks. Unless I get anyother advise, I will put off getting fish till Thurs or Fri. I will continue dosing the tank nightly with ammonia and see if it returns to 0 the next day.
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    Was ready for fish. Hope I didn't mess up

    I used the fishless cycle program. I have been returning to between 0 and .25 on ammonia daily for the the past week and a half. Nitrite went from off the chart to 0. Nitrate has been running in the...
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    More Fishless cycling ?'s

    I originally filled my 55 gal tank June 27
    Reading at that time.
    Nitrate 0
    Nitrite 0
    Hardness greater than 1000
    Alkalinity over 300
    PH over 8.5

    July 2 Started fishless cycle...
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    Thanks. The kit I bought was API so I know the...

    Thanks. The kit I bought was API so I know the store carries the brand. I will check and see if they have the master kit tomorrow.
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    It said Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Test Lit on the lable....

    It said Ammonia NH3/NH4+ Test Lit on the lable. It contained only one vial and two bottles of solution. It just does ammonia.
    Any suggestions on what lit to buy when I replace it tomorrow?
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    ? Lady Hobbs Fishless Cycle program.

    I started added the ammonia last night. I had added around 3 tsp of ammonia and was at at perhaps 2.5 on the test kit. I added 1 1/4 tsp of ammonia. When I went to clean the test tube I ran into my...
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    Cycling new tank?

    In the olden days when I had fish we would overstock the tank with feeder goldfish to cycle. When I was getting out of 25 years ago, there was a bottled product that contained the benificial...
  19. Thread: New here

    by Marshel
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    New here

    Hi all. I have not had a tank for 25 years. I recently got the hankering to get another tank. I found a 55 gal with stand and salt water set for $75 at a yard sale. Today is the day I set it up as an...
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