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  1. Default Did i put to much ammonia?


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    I put ammonia in my fish less cycle 55 tank Friday and the reading as of now is 8.0 If so should I just wait a couple more days and check again? Nothing told me how much to use so I just poured some in.

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    No - I would do a water change and reduce the ammonia to a reading of no more than 4.0 - I've read that if you start off with too high of a reading, the cycle will stall and it won't come down by itself - you are only adding enough ammonia to grow enough bacteria to support fish that can fit in a 55gal tank.

    I think that once you get a reading of 4ppm, you will see it start to drop. Once you get a reading for nitrites and the ammonia drops to 0, you can then add enough ammonia to get a reading of 2ppm (yes, half of the original reading) - follow directions for fishless cycle from then on
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    Thanks I'll do that in the morning after doing water changes on my other tanks.

    Thanks again.

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    Well after 3 full WC my ammonia is still 8.0. My rocks are really porous so wondering if they have a lot of the ammonia in them along with my sand. Guess I'll wait for a few days and see if it goes down. If it doesn't then what should I do?

    Thanks Dean.

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    More water changes. The API chart only goes up to 8ppm, the actual number could still be much higher. I would also take those rocks out and rinse them off very well.
    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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    Ok i'm going to do 3 more WC one after another and see if that works. If not I'll do a complete tear down and just start over now that i know how much to put in this time.

    Thanks Dean.

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    I sure am glad this tank came with a python!!! LOL

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    Ok did 3 pwc and 3 fwc now my ammonia is at 4ppm after two hours of running first. I'll check again tomorrow but sure it will be good. To get this cycle on the way

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    Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mommy1. - Strider199 Cheers.  Have some of my hang-over cure. Happy New Year - Cliff Happy New Year! - KingFisher Happy Birthday. - Taurus 
    Happy Birthday. - gadget228 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Looks like its time for a second cup! - Trillianne always fun - Surfdog thanks for sweetening the pot! - fishmommie 
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    Glad you finally got that ammonia to a good level, hopefully everything goes much smoother from now on.
    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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    Nothing told you how much ammonia to use? How about the cycling threads in this forum .......and in my signature?

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