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    Cycling Question

    @TwoTankAmin Thanks for this information! I was dosing fertilizer at the beginning before I got the ammonia and bacteria in the mail just to feed the plants that were in there. After I started the cycling process I stopped to make sure I wasn’t messing or confusing the cycle. Since the cycle is...
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    Cycling Question

    @TwoTankAmin so are you saying that my .25 nitrite reading could be false considering I’m not doing anything else suggested like adding dechlor often or doing water changes often?
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    Cycling Question

    Hello @TwoTankAmin, Thank you for your knowledgeable insight! To answer all your questions here is all the info you requested: KH : about 4 dKH or 80 ppm Ph: stays around 7.4 Water Changes: I’ve only done two water changes since I’ve had the tank set up and it was more because I was having...
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    Cycling Question

    Hello! I got a 55 gallon tank over a month ago and I’ve been trying to cycle it using the fishless cycle with Dr. Tim’s ammonia and beneficial bacteria in a bottle. I’ve been following the instructions from Dr. Tim’s website but also referencing the forum here for more information. I’ve never...
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    Fish Keep Getting Sick and Dying

    Hello AdoraBelle, Thank you for your detailed reply! To be honest I knew it was a risk to put a betta fish in a tank with others but I was only aware of physical aggression being an issue (chasing etc). But after observing the betta with the others for a long time and the tetras or the betta...
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    Fish Keep Getting Sick and Dying

    Hello CarissaT, Thank you for your reply! I’m buying a kH and gH kit to test to see if that could also be part of the problem. My snails are doing great so I don’t think it could be an issue with copper but my water could potentially be hard water but I’ll figure it out when I test. I do...
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    Fish Keep Getting Sick and Dying

    Hello All, I’m new to the fish keeping hobby. I’ve had my fist 10 gallon tank since April. I tried to do as much research as possible on stocking and supplies as I could. The tank has a heater (for 20 gallon), 1 sponge filter with an air stone (for 20 gallon), 1 hang on the back filter (Tidal...
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