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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 04:31 PM
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so what type of soil did you use? any plants in the tank now? pic?
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 08:46 PM
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I am assuming your soil is capped with something? Some times, large grained caps let a lot of ammonia leech into the water.

Just wanted to check that issue off the list.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I used a one inch layer of miracle grow organic choice sifted and roughly an 1/2 inch cap of aquarium sand. I have had lots of plants in the tank since setting it up. Here is a list of what I have:
2 anchored anubias
1 small wisteria
2 micro chain sword
2 java fern
1 very large sword not sure which one
4 small amazon swords
Just added 2 marimo balls today
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-01-2013, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the help everyone, but it looks like the cycling is back on track. I did a 5 gallon water change yesterday and took readings today. I am at 1ppm Ammonia, 5ppm Nitrite, and 10ppm Nitrate.
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