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Good luck with the fish!
(Quote, from the Hobbs post)
Once you start to cycle (all methods) do no cleaning. Messing with your tank removes the bacteria and starts your cycle over again. This can not be...
If you go with 0.5 as a target tonight, check it in the morning before you leave!
This part of the process is what took the longest in mine, then one morning I tested nitrites and...
CYCLING WITH FISH
What size tank do you have?
How many, and what kind and how many fish are in the tank?
What size filtering do you have?
When did you start?
OK! looks like about:
If its been 3 weeks I would not add any amm until that test tube turns about yellow, then add (drops not mls)
I cant comment on the...
Was the picture taken before or after the water change?
When you re-test take that picture at about 5 minutes, it makes a difference!
I think you have broken at least 1 of the Hobbs cycling...
Looking at your picture it appears the test tube in the middle is NITRATES! Is that correct?
What size tank do you have (gals)? And how much ammonia have you been adding?
I have never seen...
4 ppm sounds like too much for a tank this small!
Sence you have no fish! Maybe you can bring the 5 gal tank home for a few weeks!
Its important that you follow Lady Hobbs cycling with out fish...
It looks like there's 5 ace hardware stores in your area! There is a picture of the bottle in this post= http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=85031
It will speed things...
02-17-2012, 04:29 PM
You should have a filter also in your p-100!!!!
Ive had the tank stocked with 4 fish for about 2 weeks, 1 Dalmation Molly (1,1/2") has earned the name JAWS. At the last count there were 5 fry left.
You should get the right dosage by creeping up to the desired target of 4 ppm,add a little ,wait for it to mix in the tank, then test! If you need more add more! This will keep you from over dosing!...
Have you read the Cycling WITH FISH post by L hobbs?
Ok! you said ammonia looks like 2.0 ppm (thats the beginning of dark green on the chart)
What about nitrite and nitrate readings?
I did not follow instructions:
(from the Lady Hobbs "the fishless cycle")
"HOW MUCH AMMONIA TO ADD: This is determined by the size of your tank. You are growing...
Results Day 31:
20 gallon tank (fishless)
using ACE ammonia
New Tetra Filter Whisper filter EX30 (non-altered)
using Jungle ACE dechloriner
Test results say the cycle has started!!
Thanks for the info!
If the post is a highjack please just delete it, and this post!!!
I thought it was on topic via my cycle!
As for the ammonia reading what I did was like L Hobbs does, dont add until yellow @ 5 minutes, I only had to wait a few hours past my morning test time for it to eat it up, then added Ammonia! Its...
20 gallon fishless cycle
Filter Tetra whisper EX30 fo 20-30 gal tanks!
Maybe this is whats happening with my cycle, its chasing its tail sotra! I
donít know if my filter is actually large...
dont know what fish at this time
Read (study) that fishless cycle post above, Its all AUTOPLOIT except for adding Ammonia (when needed, and once a day) and accurate testing. Ask...
I'M doing the cycle also! I seen no change in Nitrite until the 9th day, by day 11 they were getting with the process.
Get that liquid test kit
Day 24 Results
20 gallon fishless cycle
Ace hardware ammonia
Cycle on Autopliot, Nitrites falling abit, Nitrates up abit, Ammonia never completly go's to 0 but close , usually after 5 minutes...
I"m on my third day of "firefox for Yahoo" No complaints!!!!!
What I didn't care for with IE9 was that when I came to a post that has multiple pages I had to go to each page to get to the last...
Thanks for the input!!
I just don't want to waste what I have!
Prime will be my next choice when this runs out.
Also found this about Chlorinie test kit!...