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Cycling Advice On 40L

Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by Kelly-Jo, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Kelly-Jo

    Kelly-Jo Member

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    Hi guys,
     
    Need a bit of advice about when to add more ammonia to my tank.
     
    On day 1 I dosed the tank with 1.2ml of ammonia giving a reading of 3ppm ammonia.
    Tested Day 4: Ammonia 2ppm and Nitrite 0.75ppm
    Tested again Day 7: Ammonia <0.25ppm and Nirtite 0.75ppm
     
    Should I add more ammonia now that it's dropped below 0.25ppm even though my nitrite isn't over 2ppm?

    Also, what is causing this? I have the tank semi planted with some dwarf hairgrass and pogostemon helefari which I dose with Floruish
     
    I have had a bit of an algae problem which I mostly cleared up before I began dosing with ammonia, however there is some algae in the tank currently due to it's position close to the window.
     
    Advice and help is greatly appreciated.

     
  2. SantaMonica

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    What is causing what?
     
    Algae and plant's preferred source of nitrogen is ammonia/ammonium. 
     

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