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    Started fishless cycle Wed. but I put in stress coat and bacteria builder before I read not to put in bacteria builder. I have been adding ammonia as recomended but my nitrite level is at zero and nitrates are barely registering.

    Should I start over? Or will this correct itself when I keep adding the ammonia?

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    No one want to tackle this one? Should I wait for the ammonia to go to zero then and cycle with fish?

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    I would just cycle through it. You wont see NitrItes in your first couple days of a cycle. The fact the you have a NitrAte reading is a little weird. Have you tested you tap water? Does it contain trates?
    Hopefully the fishless pros will be around shortly to help you out.

    Ive never done a fishless cycle b/c I hate the wait, I normally use media from my existing tanks to seed the new tank. Can you get access to cycled media, either from a friend or a friendly LFS?
    Last edited by ko4000; 04-06-2009 at 10:09 PM.
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    What your param's right now?
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    Just tested, 2 ammonia, 0 nitrates, and 5 nitrites.

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    Sorry I mixed up trates and trites in first post.

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    So you have slight ammonia from what you added and are starting to see nitrites...


    Right on track :)
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    Right on track. Oh thank you, Great to hear Thanks for replying.

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    My ammonia level has been staying the same (hasnt gone down since last time I posted on the tenth). Is this ok? I havent added any ammonia since then. Also, I think I might have ich? Little white things floating around in the water almost looks like air bubbles? Anyone have any advice?

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    I have the same thing(little white bubbles) I always thought it was air from my filter since its only on that side, now im curious. Anyone want to shed some light on this?

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