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    Hi.
    I am using Dr. Tim's Aquatics Ammonium Chloride Solution to do my fishless cycle. After 22 days I finally got a 0 reading for nitrites and I thought I was done. The problem is I am now only going through 0.5ppm of ammonia in 24 hrs. Dr. Tim's literature implied I should be going through 2 ppm per 24 hrs. Can I add 10 cardinal tetra now (after a water change) or do I need to build up the ammonia eating bacteria again? At one point I was going through 1 ppm per 24 hrs. What is a good level to have?

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    What exactly are the params today? (Ammonia/NitrItes/ NitrAtes). And when was the last date and time you dosed with ammonia?
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    Not many of us (me included) have experience with that Dr Tim stuff, we just cycled with pure ammonia.

    Agree with the above, what are your readings for amm, Ites, and Ates?

    What test kit do you use?
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    I use API Test Kit. Ammonia: 0.5 Nitrites: 0 Nitrates: 80

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    I last added ammonia 2/13 around 1 PM.

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    Did you halve the amount of ammonia you are dosing once trItes became present?
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    Give it another 24 hours after the last test, and check again.

    Like I say, unfamiliar with that Dr Tim stuff, so not sure how it affects everything
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    I would not dose today. Wait until tomorrow and see what the params are. You have nitrAtes so at some point you must have had some nitrItes. If you keep dosing you will continue to have ammon levels .The ammonia that is showing up may convert out by tomorrow. I also am not familiar with the Dr Tim product so this is my best suggestion, IMO.
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    with Nitrates that high I wouldn't add any fish yet...

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