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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

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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 throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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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    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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    Glad you finally got that ammonia to a good level, hopefully everything goes much smoother from now on.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.

    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.
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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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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