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    Cycle issues

    Hi how long will the bacteria last for if I don’t dose ammonia in a fishless cycle. Worried nitrites are not coming down so not added a dose for 3 days.
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    Fishless cycle

    I believe it is to 2ppm. My API test kit goes from 2ppm-4ppm. The dosage I gave according to Dr Tim will be 2ppm
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    Fishless cycle

    Ps not added anymore since initial dose 10 days ago
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    Fishless cycle

    Using Dr Tim’s based on tank volume 4 drops per gallon worked out to 200 drops. Tank is 240 litres but filled to around 190 litres once substrate etc was added
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    Fishless cycle

    hi, I am 10 days into a fishless cycle. As yet I have notice a drop in ammonia but no rise in nitrites. They did go up one day to 0.25 but dropped the next. Since then nothing. Current readings are Ammonia between 1 and 2ppm Nitrites 0 Nitrate 5ppm (Same as tap water) Ph 8.2 Water hardness I...
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    Hi, I am doing a fishless cycle. I am 8 days into this. My nitrites have hit 0.25 for two days and have dropped back to zero. I have read the excellent thread on how to cycle your tank. I have only dosed once so far. Amonnia looks like it has dropped to 1ppm. My tap water has 5ppm nitrate. Will...
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    Ph issues

    It’s classed as very hard 327mg/l
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    Ph issues

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    Ph issues

    I have been monitoring Ph levels. I tested my tap water after 24hrs sitting and they are reading as 8.2ppm. my tank which is currently going through a fishless cycle is reading 8ppm worried this is going to limit the fish i can keep and if anyone has any advice please?
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    Ask Questions About Cycling

    Hi, going to do a fishless cycle using the great information provided. One question though please. I have a friend with an established tank. If I place a bag of filter media straight into their tank will that bacteria colonise that enough to use as a boost for my cycle when i start? If I leave...
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