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    Default Is it safe to add water while cycling?


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    Hey guys, I'm doing a fishless cycle of my tank. It is currently day 7 and I have no nitrites yet, my ammonia is at 2ppm in a 29g tank.

    I don't have a hood, so I've lost a bunch of water due to evaporation. I was wondering if adding water is ok? I just got myself a glass hood for it.
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    You can safely top up for evaporation as long as you are using dechlorinated water.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    You can safely top up for evaporation as long as you are using dechlorinated water.
    Thank you, that is great!

    I use prime for all my de chlorinating needs.
    Current Tank: 29g Cycling
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    +1... no reason why adding de-chlorinated water would be bad.

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    + to what all have said but while you're fishless cycling, it doesn't hurt, however, to leave the water level a little lower than you would with a stocked tank. Also an air bubbler helps and set the temp to about 82 to keep things moving along
    Good luck. and have patience. Remember - ONLY test your water once every 24 hour period and when you see nitrites AND your ammonia has also dropped to 0 ONLY then do you add ammonia again - 1/2 of your original dose. If you just remember that, you'll save yourself a lot of trouble.
    Again, good luck and good for you for cycling fishless.
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