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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    Hiya folks

    Just wanted to double check....I am in the middle of a fishless cycle on a 29g tank which is planted (moderately as they are young plants) I was only adding 1ml of 10% ammonia and now I'm at the nitrite phase I'm only adding 1/2 ml every other day...I was worried my plants would melt if I took it up to 4ppm. I did have readings of 2-4ppm in the very beginning but since then my reading was always 1ppm (0 after 24hours)
    My question is .... If I only dosed to 1ppm instead of the usual 4ppm during the cycle...will I have enough BB when cycled to add my full bioload?

    I have asked in my tank journal and got a thumbs up on my stocking but just wanted to triple check as I'm paranoid I will kill my fish!

    Stocking will be 6 threadfin, 6 spotted blue eye, 6 fork tail rainbow, 8 Pygmy corys, 10 Lampeye and 3 Otos ... maybe. (So all teeny fish)

    Aq puts me at 100% stocking and 296% filtration. I don't want to add in tiny batches and waste the BB I've worked so hard to grow but equally don't want to overload the colony and cause suffering to my fish...

    Any insight from cycling experts would be grand ;)

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    Add the entire stock at once, monitor params daily, and do WC's if necessary...I think it will be just fine
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  3. #3

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    Can you tell I'm paranoid Slap hahahaha cheers mate once again

  4. #4

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    Cheers!...your apprehension is completely understandable, because you want to do things the right way...nothing wrong with that
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  5. #5

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    1 Not allowed!
    I cycled my tank with all of my plants in, and I had no issues with plants melting even at the full 4ppm. Now, I do not have particularly delicate plants. I have vals and swords. They actually seemed to enjoy the ammonia, and the vals began multiplying throughout the cycle. +1 to Slap's advice above, though. As long as you are checking your water params, the bacteria should catch up quickly.

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