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  1. #291

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Congrats on at least one of your tanks! =]

    Is everything identical substrate and filter wise? Same type and amount of filter media? Same level of substrate?
    There is a little less sand in the left tank (I have to add more) and it still has the spray nozzle. I will paint and install my DIY spraybar this weekend. That is the only other difference.

    The left tank started to cycle first, until I installed the longer spraybar in the right tank. The right tank caught up and has now cycled before the left.
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    Very odd. I was going to say, maybe the increased volume of sand would lesson your water volume just enough to keep your cycles from completing at the same time. Any differences could contribute to the varied results, I suppose.
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  3. #293

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    The right tank is definitely cycled. Will keep adding 1/2 dose every 24 hrs till I am ready for fish.

    This morning the left tank was still at .25 ammonia, so I went ahead and added 1/2 dose. Being the nitrites have been at 0 for 3 days, I assume there is no ammonia to convert and my ammonia is really at 0. I obviously have plenty of nitrite eating BB. Tomorrow morning, if I get that very, very light green again and 0 nitrites, I think I will do a 100% water change, re-dose the tank and see what the tests show on Easter morning.

    The interesting thing is that my Seachem Ammonia Alerts show light yellow (they are medium blue after the 1/2 dose) in both tanks after 24 hrs (they test for free ammonia). Maybe I should use them as my indicators of a cycled tank?

    I'm going to call Joe at Hoffer's and ask his opinion and also get a price and pickup date for all my fish. I have decided against the RCS after reading about how easily they breed. Live food in the tank is not for me.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 04-18-2014 at 09:09 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  4. #294

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    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
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    Default My cycling saga goes on, and on, and on..........


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    Well, the cycling saga goes on.

    Right tank is cycled. Left tank is making me crazy. Everything is identical in both tanks. But I think I know what is happening. I dose the right tank every 24 hrs and it shows a nice pale yellow color when testing for ammonia, blue for nitrites and nitrates of 160. The left tank always shows a light green for .25 or <.25 ammonia. So, I don't dose, as it's not yellow. Nitrites are blue (0), nitrates are very red (80-160).

    I think the BB are dying because the test is showing a reading of .25 or < .25 and because of that, I am not dosing with ammonia. Here is my understanding of the cycle -

    BB eat all the ammonia, ammonia test is yellow (in my case, for the left tank, very light green), nitrite test is some color of purple. You dose ammonia when color is yellow, no more than once a day, until nitrites are blue and you have nitrates in a 24 hr period.

    How can the BB turn ammonia into nitrites (purple color) but at the same time, still show ammonia of .25? Wouldn't the ammonia have to be 0 if you have a nitrite reading? BTW, my Seachem Ammonia alert shows 0 free ammonia every 24 hrs. The nitrites are taking about 36-48 hrs to turn blue. I think I will dose based on the Seachem alert, not the API test.
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    Maybe the nitrite eating bacteria is still reporting in your second tank. If the population of these guys is a little on the low side, they would need a little time to catch up to the ammonia eating bacteria. The nitrite eating bacteria are also a lot more delicate than the ammonia eating bacteria so many things could have happened to result in this.

    Just a guess on my part tho.

    I don't know about you, but I have one heck of a time accurately reading the test results of the API ammonia test kit as all the colors below 2ppm all look the same to me. I have to ask mt wife to double check them all of time
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Thanks for your input Cliff. I'm going to do the dosing based on the Seachem ammonia alert in the tank. When it goes yellow, I'm going to dose the tank. I'll see what that does - maybe I can get this thing cycled, cause I'm ready to get fish!
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    Sounds like your very close to finishing the cycle

    I'm looking forward to pics of this set-up with fish in it !
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Some photos of the new rocks, Tennessee stacker stones. I took the photos using different color settings of my Current USA unit. The rocks are set to look like one tank (photos are of the middle, where the left and right ends come together).

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    Last edited by gronlaura; 05-12-2014 at 11:16 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady 
    thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 
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    Yellow
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    Purple
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    You can really see how the different colors change the look of the stones. You can change it even morte by intensifying or dimming the light.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 05-12-2014 at 11:14 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Very nice...
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