any day that your ammonia is 0 after 24 hours, you should dose again to 1/2 of your original dosage to keep those bacteria growing.
Originally Posted by sweeneyc
So if your ammonia has been a 0 for a day or more and you haven't dosed, you've slowed things down.
To restate: test every 24 hours (no more) and if ammonia has dropped to 0 after 24 hours and you still have nitrites, then do a 1/2 dose. Each day that ammonia is 0 and you still have nitrites, 1/2 dose again until you have both 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. once you hit that sweet spot and you also have nitrates, you're cycled. Do a W/C and stock.
Last edited by fishmommie; 12-19-2012 at 05:04 PM.
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