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    I know you already have your ammonia figured out, but for any future tanks you might get..and you will get more

    I bought the TSA travel toiletry kit that comes with a lot of bottles (b/c I travel a lot) and I used one of the containers to store my ammonia. It has a lid and hole so that ammonia can drip or drop from the container. ...very handy and I can store it with my other tanks chems/meds without having a large ammonia bottle around..

    For my 5.5gal it took about 3 drops..for my 10gal about 6-8 drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhook View Post
    I know you already have your ammonia figured out, but for any future tanks you might get..and you will get more

    I bought the TSA travel toiletry kit that comes with a lot of bottles (b/c I travel a lot) and I used one of the containers to store my ammonia. It has a lid and hole so that ammonia can drip or drop from the container. ...very handy and I can store it with my other tanks chems/meds without having a large ammonia bottle around..

    For my 5.5gal it took about 3 drops..for my 10gal about 6-8 drops.
    Thank you kindly for the advice.

    Anyways, 10 days in, and absolutely nothing has changed. no Nitrites. Same ammonia level at 4.0.... nooooo idea what to do

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    Well I now have readable nitrites. About .10. Should I add ammonia?

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    You should add more ammonia when the ammonia level hits 0ppm, and only add 1/2 of what you originally added
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Thanks. I lowered the water level about 25% for O2. Adding that back won't affect my params, right?

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    Yes, it will lower your ammonia / nitrite / nitrate levels by 25% (assuming there is no ammonia/nitrite/nitrates in your tap water), but that should not effect anything too much
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Right....just make sure it's conditioned water you add back
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    Am I doing this right? 3 weeks and the initial stage of the cycle isn't even complete? All that's happened is it started forming readable nitrites and ammonia dropped just a tad

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    Green is a tad lighter. Camera distorts a bit. As you can see, 3 weeks and nothing has changed. Tap has no ammonia in it btw.

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    To recap:

    1. 5.5 gallon
    2. Added half a teaspoon of pure, 10% ammonia. Doesn't foam when shaken.
    3. Initial testing after added: Ammonia level was off the charts high. Unreadable. Probably added too much. I did a couple of WC's to bring the ammonia level down to around 4.0
    4. Turned up the heat to 82. Lowered water for O2.
    5. Nothing has changed for 3 weeks.

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