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    1 Not allowed!
    You should read the fishless cycling thread. After the initial ammonia dose, you don't add any more untill you test 0. And to save on testing you can just test ammonia until it says 0, only then do you test nitrites. When ammonia hits 0 you can add half a dose, untill you get nitrites. Once you have nitrites then wait to see if nitrates go higher than the 20 ppm you are getting, then you are cycled.

    Go easy with the ammonia, you can do half dose every 3 days. Too much can stall/stop a cycle.

    Also have you tested for nitrates in your tap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boundava View Post
    You should read the fishless cycling thread. After the initial ammonia dose, you don't add any more untill you test 0. And to save on testing you can just test ammonia until it says 0, only then do you test nitrites. When ammonia hits 0 you can add half a dose, untill you get nitrites. Once you have nitrites then wait to see if nitrates go higher than the 20 ppm you are getting, then you are cycled.

    Go easy with the ammonia, you can do half dose every 3 days. Too much can stall/stop a cycle.

    Also have you tested for nitrates in your tap?
    Thank you for the information, I値l hold off on adding any more ammonia until it reads as zero. My tap water read as 40 ppm nitrates.

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    Be sure to add only HALF of the original amount of ammonia that you started with, after ammonia reaches 0.

    Do not test until at least 24 hours after dosing.

    When you eventually test (after 24 hours) and see 0 ammonia, 0 nitrItes, and some nitrAtes, you are cycled.

    Read thoroughly the link I posted above on the fishless cycle.
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