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  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    A little further from sanity

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    Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook 
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    0 Not allowed!
    Starting out with 3ppm ammonia is fine, it is probably more than you will need for the stock that is appropriate for a 29g, but starting there will not slow things down all that much. What will slow you down is if you add ammonia to often or dose too high when it's time to add more. When the ammonia finally gets to 0ppm I would only dose it back to 1ppm. Have you tested for nitrates yet? If there are nitrates, then there was a nitrite stage and it was either very quick (unlikely), or in very small amounts. It's even possible that the nitrite converting bacteria grew in larger quantities than the ammonia converting bacteria, but this usually happens when you seed the filter with media from another filter.
    For the filter question, it is preferable that you leave the HOB alone and let it cycle, but if it bothers you too much you should be able take the media out of it and put it in the canister filter without disturbing the cycle too much. Make the switch quickly and don't let the HOB media dry out.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks for the reply.

    I'm running both the HOB and canister for now, so I think I will be good. Nitrates are at 0.
    Current Tank: 29g Cycling
    Stock: Snails
    Plants: Val, anubais, dwarf sag, willow moss, java fern

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    0 Not allowed!
    Hey guys, I have a question. I tested my parameters again, and these are my results.

    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites .25
    Nitrates somewhere between 0 and 5, closer to 5.

    The last few days my nitrites were off the chart, and my nitrates were well above 20 ppm. What happened?
    Current Tank: 29g Cycling
    Stock: Snails
    Plants: Val, anubais, dwarf sag, willow moss, java fern

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