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Thread: Fishless Cycle
03-17-2010, 03:39 PM #11
Originally Posted by fish00053
If you followed the directions on "one and only Nitrifying Bacteria" you should be very close to cycled.Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. - Nikola Tesla
03-18-2010, 12:25 AM #12
Ammonia levels are reading at bottom of scale. Close to 8. Very dark green on card. If I don't see nitrites tomorrow I might think the additives prior to starting fishless cycle may have inhibited the fishless cycle. I didn't know about the fishless cycle till after I dumped in the one and only Nitrifying Bacteria. That is suppose to instantly create a bio-filter that naturally removes toxic ammonia and nitrite. Not sure what to do.
03-18-2010, 01:00 AM #13
0Originally Posted by fish00053Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine. - Nikola Tesla
03-18-2010, 11:02 AM #14
Hey fish here. Finally a trace of Nitrite. 5th day. Their may be hope for me yet. Found a product for algae. Phosphur. Eliminates phospurus completely and immediately. Seen dead algae in 3 days. Impressed with product. Also using fluval phosphate bags in my one container. They can be recharged one time. Reduces phosphate from water. Kinda pricey but works.
03-19-2010, 08:55 AM #15
I have only recently heard the word, "Phosphate" used and that was in referance to plants. Are you doing plants? I have a bottle of phosphate, iron and excel (all made buy Flourish). The phospate and iron I guess are nutrients for plants whilst the excel is for controlling algae.Yup, I got fish!
03-19-2010, 09:10 AM #16
0Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
Seems to me it wasn't too long ago you helped some biker retard cycle his tank... what ever happened to him?Yup, I got fish!
03-19-2010, 10:42 AM #17
Phosphur is a chemical that eliminates the Phospurhus. Inhibits the algae growing process that removes what they like. In addition I use In addition to the liquid chemical I use the bags made by fluval. Each bag will eliminate or bring down the level so it will not promote growth. I have five bags in my fluval. Enough for a 125 gallon tank. Can be recharged one time by rinsing under water. A friend told me to control the phosphate and you can control the algae.
03-19-2010, 10:53 AM #18
0Originally Posted by fish00053
My tester only goes to 8 so if you are showing 8 you could actually have ammonia levels much higher?
You have to be careful not to try to rush a cycle and let that bacteria grow or you will have the cycle crash. The bacteria needs to grow in your filter media and build up a good supply that can sustain your stock.
03-19-2010, 12:30 PM #19Member Swordtails
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I'd do a partial water change to bring the ammonia back down to ~ 5ppm because with ammonia it's not the more the merrier, too much can slow the cycling process.
Especially as Lady Hobbs said, if you're showing 8ppm ammonia and your scale only goes up to 8ppm, you could have much more ammonia in there than 8 but the scale can't show it.