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    Well, if it's going to take longer than usual, you'd better be patient, LOL
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    hehe I guess I will have to be. Heater is being bought Friday; but Im soooooooo excited to put water in this tank; I've had it set up with decorations and everything for like two years and now that I'm so close I'm dying of excitement

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    I understand, fill it up!

    Don't forget water conditioner
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    So from my understanding I add Ammonia now..up to 5ppm and then test and then leave it for a few days? Then test again?

    Do I have to add ammonia everyday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    So from my understanding I add Ammonia now..up to 5ppm and then test and then leave it for a few days? Then test again?

    Do I have to add ammonia everyday?
    Add ammonia to 5 ppm, maintain that until nitrites show up and then once they do, drop ammonia to 2 or so ppm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritchie View Post
    Add ammonia to 5 ppm, maintain that until nitrates show up and then once they do, drop ammonia to 2 or so ppm
    NitrAtes or NitrItes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    NitrAtes or NitrItes?
    I corrected myself. It is nitrites

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    Weird unrelated questions but do bubblers in a splitter not work? I have two bubblers but I can only get one to work at a time; I'm running one air pump with a splitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoelFae View Post
    So from my understanding I add Ammonia now..up to 5ppm and then test and then leave it for a few days? Then test again?

    Do I have to add ammonia everyday?
    5 PPM is WAY too much for a 22G tank...overdosing ammonia when starting a cycle will cause problems, and you may not even cycle

    Where did you get that figure?

    "If your tank is a small tank, will hold only a few fish and has a small filter, then you should began your cycle with far less ammonia…..perhaps only 1-2ppms. You do not need to grow a ton of bacteria for a few small fish."

    "There are several reasons that a fishless cycle may fail.
    1/ Not using a de-chlorinator
    2/ Not reducing the amount of ammonia during the nitrite stage.
    3/ Changing your filter media or cleaning the gravel or adding chemicals that you don’t need to add.
    4/ Not having the patience to wait for the nitrite levels to drop.
    5/ Over-dosing ammonia by starting with too much or adding more than once a day.
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    Source: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    5 PPM is WAY too much for a 22G tank...overdosing ammonia when starting a cycle will cause problems, and you may not even cycle

    Where did you get that figure?
    Thisss post that someone else linked

    http://diyfishkeepers.com/forum/arch...hp/t-1174.html

    I added 10ml; so I'm guessing that's too much

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