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    its been two weeks, sense i added the HOB 110 full of bio media. My reading's are nitrite 0 ammonia .5 nitrates 10 my Ph doesn't even register high or low. Anyway I'm trying to figure out if my fish load is going to be to much. and what is to much. at some point will it it just not cycle that much of a load. I now that the cycle isn't done daily water changes

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    If your asking if your tank is overstocked, you should let us know what you have in the tank for fish and how big the tank is.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggie
    its been two weeks, sense i added the HOB 110 full of bio media. My reading's are nitrite 0 ammonia .5 nitrates 10 my Ph doesn't even register high or low. Anyway I'm trying to figure out if my fish load is going to be to much.

    First off, a filter can have bio-media in it (which is just a place for bacteria to grow - it does not have bacteria when you buy it!) but until bacteria grows (four to six weeks and it must be feed) the filter will not keep a tank safe for fish.

    Next, go to the web site in my signature and it will tell you if the filter will work for a given tank/bioload (ie: fish you selected/want.)

    Also, pH (note spelling) is not very important except to use what your tap water has. If the kit does not measure it, maybe something is wrong with the kit or it has too narrow of a range.

    Finally, some details on if you are doing fishless or fish based filter cycling would help us with your questions.
    Last edited by Cermet; 05-07-2012 at 11:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggie
    its been two weeks, sense i added the HOB 110 full of bio media. My reading's are nitrite 0 ammonia .5 nitrates 10 my Ph doesn't even register high or low. Anyway I'm trying to figure out if my fish load is going to be to much. and what is to much. at some point will it it just not cycle that much of a load. I now that the cycle isn't done daily water changes
    Agree with above questions
    We don't know how large your tank is or whether you have fish in it. If you do, then your ammonia needs to be lowered with water changes until it is down to .25 and keep it there.

    You are right in that your cycle isn't done.

    The question about whether your fish load will be too much depends upon size of your tank, how many & what types of fish you have or plan to have and what type of filter you have.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, green corys, 1 guppy, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT with green corys & 2 guppies

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    thanks Cermet, my stocking is 148%, the tank is a 75 gallon high tank,sorry i wasn't clear about the situation. I have two Oscars full grown, 2 and a half years old. i did not anticipate there growth. i am in the proses of setting up a 150 gallon with a 40 gallon sump. I now the media does not come with beneficial bacteria. my fluval 405 has 2 baskets of media, polishing pads,sponges,and clearmax, for the most part it is established. I added the HoB 110 to help stabilize the biological filtration. I'm wondering if there is a point were it will not ever grow enough bacteria to accommodate the fish load.

    One more thing, I'm using prime, after 24 hours the reading for ammonia is correct but not toxic

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