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    Just wondering.

    I set up a tank 1 week ago today and got the ammonia up to 2ppm. It hasn't changed since. Same ammonia since day one and not a trace of nitrites. Should I add more ammonia or just continue waiting. I have a Aqua Clear 50 running.
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
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    I ran into this same problem when I was cycling. Just wait it out. I waited 3 weeks before my ammonia dropped. It will happen. :)
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    It takes longer for some than others. I originally dosed mine to 3 or 4ppm and it was exactly 7 days before I even saw the slightest hint of nitrites. You're probably pretty close, just be patient

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    Good to hear. Thanks guys.
    27 gallon Marineland cube freshwater:
    4 Cory Catfish
    10 Red Eye Tetras
    4 neon tetras
    1 Balloon Ram
    1 Bolivian Ram

    15 gallon brackish:
    1 Figure 8 Puffer

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    Once you finally see your ammonia drop, you will want to wait until it drops to 0 - if you are seeing nitrites by that point, you will only need to dose again to 1ppm instead of 2ppm. It might be frustrating waiting, but it's still better to do it this way than with fish.

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    Agree on no more than 1-2. Small tank will only have a very few fish and has a small filter.

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