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Started my cycle process

Discussion in 'Cycle your Tank' started by Asteria, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Asteria

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    So my first dose was added late friday night.
    Today was day 4
    Anyways i got these readings

    Ammonia - 0.25ppm
    Nitrite - 1.0ppm

    Is this good?
     
  2. Gruntle

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    This is good. Things have started.

    Now you need to continue to be patient, and follow the cycling article. Test again on Day 7 to see if your nitrites are clearly over 2ppm. If so, add another dose (3ppm) and test every 2 days. Don't add ammonia before then, as it takes the nitrite colony a lot longer to get to a useful size, and you'll end up with too much nitrite in the tank, which can stall your cycle.

    Best of luck with it, we're always here to offer advice.
     
  3. Asteria

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    Thank you!

    I posted here as wasn't sure about adding Ammonia. I was so tenpted bit then a voice in my head said dont. It could ruin it all. Be patient!

    So i will wait for the Nitrite to be over 2ppm and add my second dose.

    I wrote down all the steps so i have it to hand when doing the testing.

    I'll l keep you updated :)
     

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