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  1. Default Very easy cycling question (5.5 Gallon)


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    I'm cycling a 5.5 gallon for a betta. Fishless cycle. I'm assuming I just add de-chlorinated water. I have a heater and HOB filter.

    I have pure ammonia. My question is, how much should I add for a 5.5? The cycling sticky say's "some". But i'm not sure how much would be adequate.

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    Here's a calculator

    http://www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/C...niaCycling.php

    assuming standard 10% I'd say half a teasppon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Here's a calculator

    http://www.hamzasreef.com/Contents/C...niaCycling.php

    assuming standard 10% I'd say half a teasppon.
    Thanks, but i'm confused how to even use that calculator. Do I add the tap water, de-chlorinate, and test for ammonia right away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Shea_ View Post
    Thanks, but i'm confused how to even use that calculator. Do I add the tap water, de-chlorinate, and test for ammonia right away?
    You can test your tap water for ammonia if you want. If your tap water shows ammonia, type that figure in the "current ammonia level" box, then fill out the rest of the calculator boxes. If your ammonia is 10% strength, you will need about .21ml for a 1ppm reading.

    Fill the tank, add dechlorinator and then your ammonia. Follow the directions in the "fishless cycling" sticky - http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Well this is bad. I put in half a teaspoon, waited for it to circulate, and got a reading between 4 - 8 ppm

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    Not too bad. You could do a pwc to bring it down to around 2 ppm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    Not too bad. You could do a pwc to bring it down to around 2 ppm.
    How large? It's probably closer to 8. It's like almost blueish

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    Try 50% to start. Let that circulate for about an hour and then retest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    Try 50% to start. Let that circulate for about an hour and then retest.
    ah. I have to head out for a few hours. Thanks, i'll do it when I get back

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    Bottom of this page has an ammonia dosing calculator that I like...short and sweet: http://www.fishforums.net/aquarium-calculator.htm
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