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    Water changes will remove the excess ammonia and permit the cycle to continue normally - I didn't realize you hadn't remove the prawn - pumping ammonia into your tank via rotting fish isn't the way to go unfortunately. High ammonia stalls things.

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    So just took my levels (wasn't able to get around to doing a water change today)
    -Ammonia 4.0 (but doesn't look as green as it was looking but still in that range)
    -nitrAte 1.0 (going up)
    -niteraIte 5.0 (the same)

    Is this weird as I actually don't have any source of ammonia going into the tank (at all)?

    I'm thinking if just being patient and letting nature take its course for a little while longer :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp View Post
    Water changes will remove the excess ammonia and permit the cycle to continue normally - I didn't realize you hadn't remove the prawn - pumping ammonia into your tank via rotting fish isn't the way to go unfortunately. High ammonia stalls things.
    I haven't had the prawn in for over a week maybe 2...

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    So just to let you know been testing everyday ammonia started comin down few days after this post didn't do the water change

    Levels are currently:
    Ammonia: 0
    NitrIte: 5.0
    NitrAte: 40

    :) hoping nitrItes drop fast! I think the heaters helped it along alot

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    Somehow you need to get the ammonia back to 1 ppm (becareful; above 2 ppm ammonia can stall nitrite bacteria) to feed the bacteria.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640

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    Yes, what are you using to add ammonia - if you don't add any for a day or two, whatever bacteria you currently have grown will die (the ammonia is their food) and you will be back at square 1 with an uncycled tank.

    As Cermet noted, you don't want to bring the ammonia up to more than 1.0 at this point because you have a reading for nitrites.

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    Well I just checked my ammonia it says there 0.25 must have read the colours wrong because they look so
    Similar but going to get some ammonia stuff tomorrow :)

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