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    If that is what is happening, its a very good thing. If there is that much BB already in your filter, you should be cycled in no time
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    Are you certain that the ammonia is still ok? Adding 35 drops into a uncycled tank should raise the ammonia above zero; no filter could convert that in under an hour or did you wait a long time before measuring the level?

    By the way, charcoal (carbon) does not remove ammonia or nitrites or nitrates.
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    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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    Cermet is correct - from what I've read here about using ammonia to cycle (I did not do a fishless cycle on my tank), I believe it's recommended to add the ammonia until you get the reading you want - maybe wait a few minutes until the filter circulates what you put in there & then take a reading - and if the BB in your used media is "eating" what you put in there, it won't take long to drop to 0 but it won't happen immediately.

    You should also see if you are registering nitrates.

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    Okay I added a bunch last night and waited a bit tested about 2 on the scale, this morning Zero I added again about 25 drops and waited tested zero.

    I will add a little more in the morning and test quick and see what I get , but I think the two pads are doing their work real good should be in all 4 pads by now.

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    Don't know if the Ammonia is still good but almost impossible to find one that is pure any more around here all have agents in them.
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    To my knowledge, ammonia does not go bad, that I know of. Also, if your ammonia is being consumed that quickly, it's a good thing. You should start testing for nitrites because I suspect you will begin to see them very soon if not already with what you are saying. they may be off the chart now. It sounds like you are well on your way to being cycled.

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    Will try again this morning as I need to hit Petsmart and get me that seachem Ammonia hang in the tank deal.

    I really like those things and work pretty darn good to.

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    Okay new ammonia, and this one is good the other weak with age I guess.

    But still good enough to use in my Ultrasonic cleaner, for my air brush's and empty paint jars.

    But this new one ,wow is that strong stuff, one whiff and I knew it.

    Added 12 drops will check latter, Petsmart is having a Dollar fish sale had to get some more cherry barbs.

    Plus got a new Master fresh water test set while there.

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    Almost ready.

    Nitrates and Nitrites both up.

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    Update as of last week Nitrites 50 and Nitrates the same.

    Yesterday Nitrites zero yep and Nitrates 160

    So I guess a big water change and on to fish.

    Never checked ammonia but I have a sea chem thing and says yellow on it.

    I have found a damn good pet shop not Petsmart or Petco to get the Angelfish from

    Bought 7 scissortails about 2 months back all alive and have grown double size so it is from Him to get the fish next Friday.

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    Nitrite reading of 50 ppm? How can they get that high? Nitrates of 160 are also extremely high. Might want to do a 100% WC and then stir the sand and re-measure before adding any fish. A nitrite reading over 2 ppm is deadly for fish.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

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