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Thread: fishless cycle

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    0 Not allowed!
    am i cycled already started a fishless cycle friday night using bloodworms to start generating ammonia.

    had a media bag with BB on it that i transfered from my four gallon to the fishless cycling ten gallon.

    this morning nitrAtes 10.0 and ammo and NitrItes ZERO...

    Please advise
    6 gal column- 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 bronze cory, and one nerite snail, planted.
    10 gal - 2 F celebus rainbows, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 mystery snail, planted
    10 gal #2 - 6 flame tetras, 1 ornate tetra, 1 nerite snail, and 1 emperor tetra planted
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    0 Not allowed!
    Was your ammonia level ever non-zero?

    Without knowing that, maybe you are and maybe not.

    In any case, you need to feed the bacteria (if any) and that needs ammonia (best if you get some today.)

    If the ammonia level is set to 1 ppm and you get zero within 24 hours that bacteria is working; as for nitrites, maybe, and maybe not.

    Best to continue the cycle for a week to confirm - zero nitrites are common for the first phase of any cycle and even with some bacteria from an established media, the bacteria that convert nitrite might not be properly established.

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    i've also been using seachem's stability
    6 gal column- 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 bronze cory, and one nerite snail, planted.
    10 gal - 2 F celebus rainbows, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 mystery snail, planted
    10 gal #2 - 6 flame tetras, 1 ornate tetra, 1 nerite snail, and 1 emperor tetra planted
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    and added one pinch of freeze dried bloodworms daily starting friday til this morning
    6 gal column- 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 bronze cory, and one nerite snail, planted.
    10 gal - 2 F celebus rainbows, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 mystery snail, planted
    10 gal #2 - 6 flame tetras, 1 ornate tetra, 1 nerite snail, and 1 emperor tetra planted
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    got a 32 oz bottle of 10 percent ammonia hydroxide how much do i need for a ten gallon tank
    6 gal column- 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 bronze cory, and one nerite snail, planted.
    10 gal - 2 F celebus rainbows, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 mystery snail, planted
    10 gal #2 - 6 flame tetras, 1 ornate tetra, 1 nerite snail, and 1 emperor tetra planted
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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    What happened to the blood worms?

    Are you looking to start fishless cycling over from the beginning?
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    see Cer's comment up a couple posts. he told me to buy ammonia

    at work short replies sorry
    Last edited by Shidohari; 11-26-2012 at 04:25 PM.
    6 gal column- 1 powder blue dwarf gourami, 1 bronze cory, and one nerite snail, planted.
    10 gal - 2 F celebus rainbows, 3 ghost shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 mystery snail, planted
    10 gal #2 - 6 flame tetras, 1 ornate tetra, 1 nerite snail, and 1 emperor tetra planted
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat

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