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Thread: New 29 Gallon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeneyc
    nitrites at 4ppm and nitrates at 10ppm and rising. Zero Ammonia.
    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.

    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.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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