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Fishless cycle

Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by Anthony Dibble, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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