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Thread: Cycling Done.

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    After fixing all that ammonia probs I had buy putting to much in. My tanks is cycled!!

    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 80ppm
    Ph above 7.6

    I am ready for Cichlids

    Ok should I wait a few more days or could I do a water change and head to the LFS?

    Thanks Dean.
    55 gal community tank
    10 gal Qt tank
    10 gal going to be neon tank are nano still deciding
    55 gal African cichlid tank in cycling stage.

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    Are you sure you are testing right? I have never heard of a fishless cycle only taking 8 days before.

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    Has it only been 8 days? If so, I'd be a little skeptical as well.
    When are you doing your water tests? You should only test every 24 hours.

    If you've been at this longer, and you're testing correctly, then yes, it appears you're cycled.

    In your situation, since you have had some issues, I think I'd give it a couple more days to make sure both the ammonia and nitrites drop to 0 24 hours after your last ammonia dose. Just to be safe.

    Know you're eager to get your fish :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    yep tested right. its been 12 days since I started but had to do a lot of wc to get my ammonia down to where its should of been it's been seven days since I got it down to 4ppm. I been testing every day and my nitrite was real high a few days ago but now its 0ppm I also have been feeding ammonia 2ppm every 24 hours. I was also adding the muck from the bottom of my other 55 gal tank when I did wc on it. So i'm sure its done but i'll go do the test again right now.
    55 gal community tank
    10 gal Qt tank
    10 gal going to be neon tank are nano still deciding
    55 gal African cichlid tank in cycling stage.

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    Tested again
    Ammonia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Going to add more ammonia and keep testing until Monday.
    55 gal community tank
    10 gal Qt tank
    10 gal going to be neon tank are nano still deciding
    55 gal African cichlid tank in cycling stage.

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    Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl 
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    The mulm from your other tank may have helped but I think you are right to wait until Monday.
    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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    I think that's a good plan
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Day two
    Amonnia 0ppm
    Nitrite 0ppm
    Nitrate 80ppm

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    Can't give you any more rep, but well said! - steeler58 Thank again!! You seem to enjoy your coffee. - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - Compass this doesnt look like pie... not the right kind.. - Sandz for providing solid guidance to others - RiversGirl 
    Thanks for the rep! :) - Compass cheers - Fishhook Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass No Message - Fishhook beeeeeeeer! - Sandz 
    Bottoms up! (even though you don't drink, lol) - Slaphppy7 We miss you... - Compass thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass 
    Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly Thanks for your help & points. - metweezer Nice to see you around again. enjoy the pie - fishmommie Thanks! :) I try! - Compass 

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    Cool. It seems cycled, but I would still wait until Monday. If for nothing else just to give the tank a bit more time to stabilize.
    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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    Thanks! Will do.
    Should I start my WC to get the Nitrates down now or wait?

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