Thread: cycling problem
12-30-2012, 11:42 PM #1
so i have a 1.5 gallon tank
it has a 3i tetra whisper filter
i have been trying to cycle it for a month or so
its readings are
ammonia: .50 ppm
nitrite: im not sure but it look like 0
i will take a pic of the nitrite reading asap
why is it taking forever to cycle this
im thinking of adding tetra safe start
12-30-2012, 11:50 PM #2
This is fishless?
What are you going to stock it with?
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12-30-2012, 11:51 PM #3
fishless and some shrimp
12-30-2012, 11:53 PM #4
the pic is attached
12-31-2012, 12:08 AM #5
Maybe have a LFS test it for you. I have always found it was easier to get a good accurate reading when viewing in person rather than looking at a pic. I posted a pic of a test result once and thought the color in the pic was a little different than the colors in real life
Also, have you cleaned the tank/filter or done anything like that ?If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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12-31-2012, 12:13 AM #6
i didn't touch the filter or tank