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
This is fishless?
What are you going to stock it with?
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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 ?
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i didn't touch the filter or tank
what media do you have in the filter ?
what is your PH reading as a cycle can stall if it is much below 6.4
Are you using de-chlor with your water ?
dont forget to check the PH of your tap too
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4) algae rock tank, with about 10 bulldog fry
the ph is 7.6 so that is not a problem
so what about tetra safestart
i was thinking of dumping that stuff in until ammonia reaches 0
and then adding the shrimp
oh ya btw i don't have a heater in there yet is that ok
thanks in advance
I would not use the safe start but stick with ammonia.
What did you dose it to originally?
and as someone asked - what media do you have in your filter?
Heat will help a fishless cycle along so if you plan on heating the tank, I'd get one and set it around 82F
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