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Thread: cycling update-day 8
05-03-2013, 03:01 AM #1Member Swordtails
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cycling update-day 8
I checked my water parameters tonight on my 20 gallon and. after getting readings of 4 ppm of ammo., because I didn't know I didn't need that much. my ammo. is ZERO. ,At first the API Kit showed the water clear then yellow
. I am just stunned ! My nitrites are still 10 + and nitrates 40. I dosed the tank up to about 2 ppm ammo now. When it comes time for a water change to bring the nitrates down. how much of a water change? Thanks
05-03-2013, 03:04 AM #2
With nitrites at 10ppm you still have quite a way to go but when the time comes you can change out 100% of the water if you want. There is not enough, if any bacteria in the water to worry about.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
05-05-2013, 12:02 AM #3Junior Member Platy
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- Apr 2013
- Alberta, Canada
We did an 80% water change which brought the nitrates down from over 100ppm to basically unreadable levels.
05-05-2013, 12:26 PM #4
Were your nitrites down to 0 yet before you changed the water?
The only point of the water change when doing a fishless cycle is to bring the nitrates down to a safe level for the purpose of putting fish in there - I am assuming that your nitrites had fallen to 0 by now.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