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Thread: My cycle

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    I had originally taken the Carbon out of my filter because I was dosing my plants with CO2. Should I add it back to my filter for the cycle or it does not matter?

    image.jpgammonia is 2.0 ppm
    Nitrite 2.0-5.0 ppm
    Last edited by freshwaterfishlover; 07-21-2014 at 10:55 PM.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Personally, I don't use carbon at all. It is completely useless you are using it to leach medication out of the water. So I save some carbon for those instances when I'm finished with a round of medication. Other than that I leave it out. The rest of my filtering is good enough.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    +1 to the above

    Carbon will have no effect on your cycle. You are better off with having more biological filter media instead.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    My cycle now:

    Ammonia 1.0ppm. Down from 2.0
    Nitrite is still between 3-5ppm
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    The previous post was yesterday results.

    Today July 23

    Ammonia .25
    Nitrite 2.0-5.0ppm

    Hopefully tomorrow my Ammonia will be at zero so I can redoes 1ml of Ammonia.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Today Thursday July 24
    My Nitrite is at 2-5ppm
    I can not tell if my Ammonia is at 0 or .25 what do you guys think? I may just wait to tomorrow and if it looks the same dose again.
    image.jpg

    Any way here's two nice pictures of the tank.
    image.jpg
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    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Well did not listen to myself. Went ahead and dosed the tank around .5-.75ppm. Will test tomorrow.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Looked yellow to me.
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    I mistyped. I dosed .5-.75ML of ammonia. Not .5-.75ppm. Will report after tomorrow's afternoon test. Thanks for the looks Yellow.

    For anyone that's interested the plants are:
    1-Foxtail
    3-green Cabomba
    1-Anubias Nano
    2- Java Ferns
    3- Ludwigia a Repens
    1- Amazon Sword
    1-Dwarf Amazon Suag
    Last edited by freshwaterfishlover; 07-24-2014 at 11:15 PM.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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    Today July 25

    Yesturday I repdosed .5ml of ammonia in my 20g. Today the ammonia went back up

    Ammonia .5ppm
    Nitrite 2-5ppm

    Today I added another .5ml of Ammonia. Do I add .5 of ammonia every day or just when that dose goes back down to 0?
    Last edited by freshwaterfishlover; 07-25-2014 at 09:06 PM.
    Wife's Tank
    20 Gallon tall- heavily planted
    48w T5 light, Excel, iron, Potassium, root tabs
    6-Pygmy Cories, 4-Red Wag Platys, 6-X-ray Tetras 1-Scissor tail guppy.

    My tank
    120 Gallon
    soon- 1 Florida Atlantic stingray.

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