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    Default 4th week into fishless cycle my 55 gallon tank.


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    I've been posting on the forum questions and results throughout my whole process. Fishless cycling is very boring, long, and tiring. Here are my results for the past 4 weeks:

    Week 1: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - 0 Nitrates - 0
    Week 2: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - .25 Nitrates - 0
    Week 3: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - 5 Nitrates - 10
    Week 4: Ammonia - 1.0 Nitrites - 5 Nitrates - 20
    Week 5: Starts today.


    Does this look on track?
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    I would say looking good to me but I am new to this.

    Also doing a fishless cycle. Today is day 12 for me.

    Ammonia 4 ppm, Nitrites 0 ppm.

    Would have thought I would have seen some Nitrites by now. Will let it go a little longer then ask for advice as to what to do. Getting the feeling my cycling is stalled.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by SW Florida Kid
    I've been posting on the forum questions and results throughout my whole process. Fishless cycling is very boring, long, and tiring. Here are my results for the past 4 weeks:

    Week 1: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - 0 Nitrates - 0
    Week 2: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - .25 Nitrates - 0
    Week 3: Ammonia - 4.0 Nitrites - 5 Nitrates - 10
    Week 4: Ammonia - 1.0 Nitrites - 5 Nitrates - 20
    Week 5: Starts today.


    Does this look on track?
    From what I can remember, this looks like everything is on track for you. I think my 55 gallon took 5 to 6 weeks but I started using fish food then switched to ammonia which I think slowed it down a little.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    You are very close. Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdj470
    I would say looking good to me but I am new to this.

    Also doing a fishless cycle. Today is day 12 for me.

    Ammonia 4 ppm, Nitrites 0 ppm.

    Would have thought I would have seen some Nitrites by now. Will let it go a little longer then ask for advice as to what to do. Getting the feeling my cycling is stalled.

    Bill
    You have not stalled.. I didn't see nitrites until day 14 or so... this process is so long and excruciating. LoL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    From what I can remember, this looks like everything is on track for you. I think my 55 gallon took 5 to 6 weeks but I started using fish food then switched to ammonia which I think slowed it down a little.
    Awesome... thanks.
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    Filters - Aquaclear 110 and PennPlax 700
    Watch a Video of My Cichlid Aquarium!

    29 Gl: 1 Black Moor, 1 Fantail Goldfish -
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    Watch a Video of My Goldfish Aquarium!

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