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Didnt Think I'd Have Fishless Cycle Issues

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Rynofasho, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Rynofasho

    Rynofasho Member

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    Soooo was cycling my AC110. Even seeded it with media from my AC50 (had two running on my 36). Found yesterday that I had a bloom and the media bag from the 50 was covered in hairy looking gunk. Cleaned it all up nice, changed 75% of the water, haven't really added any ammonia (1ml to a 20 gallon tank) in the last two days, yet it still isnt clearing. Can it be TOO hot (the water)? I dont have a thermometer in there but I'd guess it's at least 85 in there. Just not sure why it is having issues and I never had issues doing 2 other fishless cycles.

    For more info, it's hanging around 0.25ppm. I definitely have nitrites and nitrates as well. Should I just get over it and dose it back up to 4ppm until my nitrites start clearing? I'll be putting the AC110 and a completely cycled AC50 on the new tank, so I can probably get away with it being most of the way cycled.
     
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    waterdrop Enthusiastic "Re-Beginner"

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    85F should be fine since 84F is ideal. Check your pH. Yes, I'd probably just re-dose up to 4. WD
     
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    Yeh I would too. Can't do any harm :)
     
  4. Rynofasho

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    pH was pegging the low scale pH so I know it hasn't crashed.

    Fair enough, I'll redose now and pay more attention to nitrites. I'm ready to get this thing moving! Thank you!
     

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