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Thread: Cycle fail?

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    So I started my 20 gallon back up 3 days ago I added nutrafin cycle to it (if tht even works) anyway I tested for ammonia and I'm getting zero. My pH is 7.8 . I only have two snails but they poop so where is this ammonia ? I feel like nothing is happening .. And I don't have the nitrite or nitrate water tests caz they have been sold out all week. Anyway anybody know what I'm Doing wrong? Or why my cycle hasn't even started?

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    Your cycle will not start without ammonia and two snails will not produce enough to do anything.

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    I've been putting fish food in I read that once its rotten ammonia is produced , so has it not rotted yet or should I put actual ammonia in ?

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    read this sticky and follow it and you will be good.

    the fishless cycle
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurenAllyson
    I've been putting fish food in I read that once its rotten ammonia is produced , so has it not rotted yet or should I put actual ammonia in ?
    Yes that can work but takes time; if you use ammonia, you must use pure ammonia - Ace Hardware (Austin's brand) carries it. AS the other poster said, read the sticky on fishless cycle. Also, we do not us WTF here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patinthehat
    read this sticky and follow it and you will be good.

    the fishless cycle
    THANK YOU!!

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    Annnd to the wtf comment. Im sorry! I was frustrated. But thank you, kindly for your help.

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