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    2 1/2 weeks into a fishless cycle. my ammonia levels went to 0 to i added about 1 ppm if ammonia to the tank. About 12 hours later the ammonia level is at 0 again. Do i keep adding every time the Ammonia levels drop to 0. Or do i just do it once every 24 hours?

    Please help. I really dont want my cycle to stall Thank you

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    Hi
    You only want to test 1 time every 24 hours so resist checking earlier. And yes, you only dose every 24 hours. Are you showing any nitrites? How big is your tank? And what was your initial ammonia dose?
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    a 10 gal. yes the nitrites are over 5 ppm now. originally i dosed 3 ppm
    Last edited by ekap; 03-28-2013 at 02:01 PM.

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    You're doing great then. I'd say you should be done in a week or 2.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    Perhaps even sooner. But yes, do try to keep the level of ammonia up. Next interesting phase is when nitrite drops.

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    should i be checking my nitrate levels. Or i shouldn't worry about them until my nitrites go to 0

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