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    Quote Originally Posted by andreahp
    You could try that - you really just need enough ammonia to feed the bacteria already present - hopefully you will see nitrites fall to 0 soon!
    again. appreciate it. i'll dose to 1 today
    thanks
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  2. Question Stalled. should I consider a W/C at this point?


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    Hi again
    I'm concerned that at 3 weeks I'm stalled on my cycle
    Recapping so you don't have to read back through all posts:
    Started fishless cycle 8-26 and have followed sticky instructions to the letter.

    First trites showed up 9-3 & spiked to 5 on 9-5.
    A dropped to 0 on 9-7 so that's when started 1/2 dosing back to 2 each morning.

    Trites stayed at 5 for a couple of days then started dropping incrementally until they hit .5 on 9-11 - where they've stayed until today and today they actually went back up to 1.

    Yesterday, because I seemed to be stalled, dropped A dose back to 1, hoping it might crack the stall. But as you can see, trites actually took a little bounce back up.

    BTW: Trates bouncing around between 20 and 80. I know I have not over dosed the ammonia.

    So - any suggestions? Should I dose back to 2 today? Or only dose to 1? Not dose at all? Or should I maybe do W/C? and if so, how much?

    Really appreciate the help.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    Hi again
    I'm concerned that at 3 weeks I'm stalled on my cycle
    Recapping so you don't have to read back through all posts:
    Started fishless cycle 8-26 and have followed sticky instructions to the letter.

    First trites showed up 9-3 & spiked to 5 on 9-5.
    A dropped to 0 on 9-7 so that's when started 1/2 dosing back to 2 each morning.

    Trites stayed at 5 for a couple of days then started dropping incrementally until they hit .5 on 9-11 - where they've stayed until today and today they actually went back up to 1.

    Yesterday, because I seemed to be stalled, dropped A dose back to 1, hoping it might crack the stall. But as you can see, trites actually took a little bounce back up.

    BTW: Trates bouncing around between 20 and 80. I know I have not over dosed the ammonia.

    So - any suggestions? Should I dose back to 2 today? Or only dose to 1? Not dose at all? Or should I maybe do W/C? and if so, how much?

    Really appreciate the help.
    If your goal is to keep your Ammonia at 1ppm until the tank is cycled, then continue to dose only 1ppm. I had dealt with the same or similar situation, when I was cycling my 75gal. The readings bounced around a bit between the Trites and Trates, then Trites read at 5ppm for at least a week or two, until they began to subside again, with an increase in Trates. When your trates are ready, they'll probably read above 80. Mine didn't read above 80 until the cycle was actually complete. You'll know when it's up. Just be patient... or try to be. Lord knows I'm not. ;P
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA
    If your goal is to keep your Ammonia at 1ppm until the tank is cycled, then continue to dose only 1ppm. I had dealt with the same or similar situation, when I was cycling my 75gal. The readings bounced around a bit between the Trites and Trates, then Trites read at 5ppm for at least a week or two, until they began to subside again, with an increase in Trates. When your trates are ready, they'll probably read above 80. Mine didn't read above 80 until the cycle was actually complete. You'll know when it's up. Just be patient... or try to be. Lord knows I'm not. ;P
    LOL. I promised myself I'd be patient this time - but it's not working. At Lady Hobbs' advice I did a big W/C to see if it would rattle something loose then dosed back to 1 - just as you suggested. We shall see what this coming week brings - of course, the hope is for 0's in the Ammonia and Trites dept.
    Thanks!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  5. Default Yippee Skippy!! - It's Cycled


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    Thanks for all who helped - especially Hobbs - . My 90 is cycled and FISH ARE IN!!! After being a bit stalled, LH suggested a big W/C to shake something loose. So I did that yesterday and this morning: Tada A = 0, Trites = 0, Trates = 80. So I did another huge W/C, got the trates down to 10 and went shopping - it's exactly 3 weeks from the start of my fishless cycle.

    Have been saving for this tank stock for a long time. Brought home 2 blood parrots (I think I'll be getting another), 1 gold severum, 1 marble angel (blue and silver and white), 1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (he's on trial and if he gets aggressive, he's gone) but splurged on an Emperor Plec - L240. He is gorgeous.

    I would post photos but I have seen hide nor hair of them since I drip acclimated them and put them in the tank LOL. Hopefully, they'll get over being shy soon and come out of their corners and caves and plant leaves and drift wood and I'll snap some shots. I may have given them too many places to hide :o)

    anyway, thanks again!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie
    Thanks for all who helped - especially Hobbs - . My 90 is cycled and FISH ARE IN!!! After being a bit stalled, LH suggested a big W/C to shake something loose. So I did that yesterday and this morning: Tada A = 0, Trites = 0, Trates = 80. So I did another huge W/C, got the trates down to 10 and went shopping - it's exactly 3 weeks from the start of my fishless cycle.

    Have been saving for this tank stock for a long time. Brought home 2 blood parrots (I think I'll be getting another), 1 gold severum, 1 marble angel (blue and silver and white), 1 Electric Blue Jack Dempsey (he's on trial and if he gets aggressive, he's gone) but splurged on an Emperor Plec - L240. He is gorgeous.

    I would post photos but I have seen hide nor hair of them since I drip acclimated them and put them in the tank LOL. Hopefully, they'll get over being shy soon and come out of their corners and caves and plant leaves and drift wood and I'll snap some shots. I may have given them too many places to hide :o)

    anyway, thanks again!
    Congrats! Glad to see things worked out. That was quick. =] I think the next time I hit a stall moment, I'm going to try a large water change, because I've noticed this has helped move things around for several people on here.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

    Have a fish problem? Fill out and post this completed questionnaire in the General Aquarium Forum, when you start a new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA
    Congrats! Glad to see things worked out. That was quick. =] I think the next time I hit a stall moment, I'm going to try a large water change, because I've noticed this has helped move things around for several people on here.
    It sure did the trick for me! Now if they will just come out of hiding we'll all be happy
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted:severum, EBJD, congos, royal pleco
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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