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Anthony Dibble

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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 do not have a kit for. Water in my area is classed as very hard. Should I add more amonnia or wait for the drop below 0.75ppm as advised, just concerned I am not seeing any rise in nitrites at all
 

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How much ammonia did you initially add And how long since you added any?
 
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How much ammonia did you initially add?
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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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

Ps not added anymore since initial dose 10 days ago
 
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Did you get it up to 3 ppm?
 

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You may want to kick it up to 3ppm if something doesn’t start moving. I go by Dr. Tim too but have put mine as high as 4ppm before. Good luck!
 
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