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    Hello.. New to this forum but have learned alot by just reading through various posts. I am hoping that someone can give me advice on cycling my 10g which currently has one female betta (Amber).. named by my son.

    My tap water before and after treating with Prime registers 1 ppm ammonia. Have had the tank for a week with fish in. I did a 50% wc today and tested the water a few hours later. Ammonia is at .50 no nitrites. Should I just keep doing large wc every day and trust the Prime is doing its thing? Sorry for all these questions but the last time I had atank I did not have to deal with ammonia present in my tap water and it has left me a bit baffled! Thanks!

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    Yes, even though it registers as ammonia, it's probably ammonium, which Prime will bind and render harmless for 24 hours or more.

    Be sure to read the cycling with fish sticky in the beginner section.
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    Thanks for your quick reply! Actually, I think it was your thread on the tank your daughter had that gave me a lot of info.. plus it made me laugh too! I am not surprised to see you have added a 40g. I saw that MTS in your posts from a mile away! Haha. I just wanted some assurance that I'm on the right track with daily wc. Thanks again!

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    Just remember to continue with daily water changes and add Prime until that tank is cycled.
    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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    Will do! Is 50% wc a day ok? Of course that would change if testing dictated but I mean in general? Thanks!

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    In general yes, 50% is good, but do keep testing daily because you might need to do a bigger water change.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    In general yes, 50% is good, but do keep testing daily because you might need to do a bigger water change.
    Thanks again!

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    You're welcome.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkmerlin21 View Post
    Thanks for your quick reply! Actually, I think it was your thread on the tank your daughter had that gave me a lot of info.. plus it made me laugh too! I am not surprised to see you have added a 40g. I saw that MTS in your posts from a mile away! Haha. I just wanted some assurance that I'm on the right track with daily wc. Thanks again!
    You are very welcome!...yes, that little 10 gallon infected me with MTS, for sure!....glad I made you smile
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    Well, I tested the water today and ammonia was at .50! This is very exciting for me as it's not been below .75 since setting it up 8 days ago. No nitrites yet but I'm still a bit more optimistic! Did a 50% pwc and will test again in a few hours. I also bought an adjustable heater as the kit came with the typical bottom of the line one. Next step will be a better filter.

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