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  1. Default Fishless cycle still ppm


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    Hi guys

    Been doing a fishless cycle on my 30g tank started about 2-3 weeks ago 3 days ago i notice ammonia was going out the tank
    within 24hr i was dosing ammonia at 4ppm every day using 5.05ml after that for 3 days to feed the Bactria as i did't have time to do a large water change
    today i did a water change and tested water hours after change, 80% change.

    my test is
    amonia 0.25ppm
    nitrate 10ppm
    ph 7.2
    nitrite 0.50ppm
    Last edited by WelshY; 06-27-2013 at 11:08 PM. Reason: Posted this in wrong place can't delete or move to right place

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    3 days i was dosing to 2ppm is this just the spike ?
    Last edited by WelshY; 06-27-2013 at 11:17 PM.

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    I thought that you are not supposed to do a water change until the cycle is complete. 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and something for nitrate

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    Yep i screwed up, i know i should log back here and read this morning lol i just read back though the guide and notice that

    Is it safe to let it go to 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite then do a smaller water change again 40%?

    should i add more ammonia 2ppm wait for it to go out in 24hrs then let it sit till 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite?
    Last edited by WelshY; 06-28-2013 at 12:00 AM.

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    Why are you changing water during a fish-less cycle? You can add water back when it evaporates out, but there is no reason to change water during a fish-less cycle. The cycle is not complete yet so keep dosing ammonia once a day up to 1-2ppm, but only dose if the ammonia reads 0ppm!
    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
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Badger 1 View Post
    Why are you changing water during a fish-less cycle? You can add water back when it evaporates out, but there is no reason to change water during a fish-less cycle. The cycle is not complete yet so keep dosing ammonia once a day up to 1-2ppm, but only dose if the ammonia reads 0ppm!
    Thanks I read though the guide 3 weeks ago and misread or forgot the order the water change was done in so just dose 2ppm when 0 then test for ammonia and nitrite till 0 0 and this would be okay meaning i screwed the order up already ?
    Last edited by WelshY; 06-28-2013 at 12:23 AM.

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    Yes, test ammonia daily and bring it back up to 2ppm. It's important to remember you can test as many times as you want, though I usually recommend only testing once a day, only add ammonia once a day when needed. Eventually the bacteria may convert the ammonia within hours of dosing, but don't add any more.. only once each 24 hours. Test for nitrites daily so you can watch their progress. Test for nitrates once in a while too to make sure they are there.
    You didn't screw up by doing a water change, you just did unnecessary work. The bacteria you are growing is mostly in the filter and a tiny bit on the substrate and hard surfaces in the tank, doing a water change will not hurt or slow down the cycle as long as you did not clean anything.
    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.


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