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  1. Default Is this a cycled tank?


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    Hey guys, just want to double check to see that my tank is indeed cycled.

    So yesterday my parameters were
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites .25
    Nitrates somewhere between 0 and 5, closer to 5.

    today my parameters are
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrites 0
    Nitrates somewhere between 0 and 5


    I dosed some ammonia for up to 1 ppm again today to check, and about 2 hours later I took a test and the ammonia is at 0.

    The only thing that is making me hesitant is that my nitrates are low, but I also have a bunch of plants, so I figure they might be sucking some of the nitrates.
    Current Tank: 29g Cycling
    Stock: Snails
    Plants: Val, anubais, dwarf sag, willow moss, java fern

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    Hi
    How long have you been cycling the tank?

    If you've been at this three or more weeks and you had your nitrate spike and watched your ammonia steadily drop, I'd say you're good to go. But if this has just been a few days, then no. I'd ride it out a bit longer.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Hi
    How long have you been cycling the tank?

    If you've been at this three or more weeks and you had your nitrate spike and watched your ammonia steadily drop, I'd say you're good to go. But if this has just been a few days, then no. I'd ride it out a bit longer.
    Hahaha this is day 20. Days 14-17 my nitrites were off the chart. Nitrates started appearing on day 12, and had a spike on day 17.

    Data
    Date | Day| Ammonia | Nitrite| Nitrate
    1/19/2013 1 3 - -
    1/20/2013 2 3 - -
    1/22/2013 4 2 0 0
    1/24/2013 6 2 0 0
    1/25/2013 7 2 0 -
    1/26/2013 8 2 0 -
    1/27/2013 9 1 0 -
    1/30/2013 12 0 1 5
    1/31/2013 13 0 5 5
    2/1/2013 14 0 >5 10
    2/4/2013 17 0 >5 >10<20
    2/6/2013 19 0 0.25 5
    2/7/2013 20 0 0 5
    Current Tank: 29g Cycling
    Stock: Snails
    Plants: Val, anubais, dwarf sag, willow moss, java fern

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    I'd say check it again in the morning and if you're readings are the same, your'e good to go. Good job. Go get fish or keep feeding ammonia until you can get to the shop.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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