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    Quote Originally Posted by uihawk9868 View Post
    I am continuing to feed the aquarium bacteria 2 ppm ammonia as I am doing a fishless cycle. everytime I test the ammonia later on it reads yellow-great. I respect your advice to take a sample of my aquarium water to my LFS to be tested, however, I know they use the same Tetra Easy Strips that I have been using for nitrites and nitrates. since my nitrites are at zero and my nitrates at between 40 and 60, although I will still go to the fish store to compare readings, after for example a 75 % water change for nitrate reduction, can I put fish in ? Thanks.
    Once you have confirmed your readings are correct with your new liquid test kit, I would suggest to dose you ammonia up to around 1 to 2 ppm again just to make sure there is no ammonia or nitrites left after about 18 to 24 hours. 10 days seam like a very short time to cycle a tank. Have you been adding any bacteria boosters during the cycle ?

    Before you start adding fish, I would suggest completing a very large water change (as close as you can get to 100%) the day you add your fish.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Once you have confirmed your readings are correct with your new liquid test kit, I would suggest to dose you ammonia up to around 1 to 2 ppm again just to make sure there is no ammonia or nitrites left after about 18 to 24 hours. 10 days seam like a very short time to cycle a tank. Have you been adding any bacteria boosters during the cycle ?

    Before you start adding fish, I would suggest completing a very large water change (as close as you can get to 100%) the day you add your fish.
    +1 to Cliff's advice - you should be seeing your ammonia being "eaten" rapidly and going down to 0 pretty fast after adding it if your tank is at the end of the cycle (along with 0 nitrites) - the big water change at the very end is to bring your nitrates down to a safe level (20ppm or less) before adding fish.
    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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