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  1. Default my cycling looks complete ^^


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    ok i woke up yesterday morning from sky high undreadable Nitrites to 0! also my Nirates was at only .25YAY! lol

    Anyways so i go to work after telling my dad tank is finaly cycled i come home to 10 red minor tetra's floating in a bag in my tank with 2 tiny tiny Harqulin rasboara.
    He goes look what i found for the tank!he was telling me they only had 2 of the harqulin but he liked these tetra they had for sale for 1$ n got 10 of them so now i have 12 fish n that 1 little zebra nerite snail that tagged along when i put my plants in the tank.I know 12 is alot to add to a new tank right off the bat so im watching everything but it seems like its all staying at 0 the only thing that worries me is the ph but im working on lowering that.I was reading i can use distilled water to lower it as a buffer so im going to pick some up friday and start testing.

    the Harqulin rasboara are only maybe half a inch at most they so tiny
    Red Minor Tetra's are about inch and have claimed the tank!
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    2 is not enough for harlequins you'd need 6 at least.

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    What are you using distilled water to lower? Your pH?

    Also, I've never heard of a reading of .25 for nitrates.

    Cycled tank water parameters should be 0 ammonia, 0 nitrItes & 20ppm or lower NitrAtes - that's what you have?
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    nitrate read 0 this morning Ammonia is 0 and Nitrates are 0 now there was a tiny hint of orangeish yellow yesterday which would be around .25 snice its not on chart but wasn`t completely yellow lol so it was under 1 but higher then 0 haha im going to use Distilled for the ph until i can afford RO.
    Yes i know 2 isn`t enough im planning on getting 4-8 more of them it was just all they had in the store so waiting for more to come in if they are not by Friday im going to hunt at other stores for a few more.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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    From your older post, your tapwater ph was around 7.5 - if this is correct you are much better to let your fish acclimitise to that level if its consistent, rather than try to artificially maintain a different level.
    Dont it feel great when the cycle is complete!!!

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    but im hopeing to get some Rams or Apristogramma they are to a lower ph then that my tap gives which is 6-7 so i figure as long as i can get it to 7 they will be ok.
    56 Gallon Planted Tetra based Community Tank.
    "Rummy-Nose Tetra-4Red/Blue tetra -7,Buenos Aires Tetra-8emerald cory-5"1 Zebra Nerite"Albino Bristle Nose-2
    Plants:couple swords,bunch of Italian Vals,Java Ferns,

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