Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #1 
Friendlyfishies's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Maine
is it cycling? lol

Ive had my 20 gallon long set up for a maybe a week and a half now, ive been dosing it with clear ammonia, keeping it reading between 1-2, its filtered and heated with a 40gal filter and I added extra ammo carb to the cartridge. The nitrite and nitrate havent this normal at this point in time? My tank also smell gross, like a dingy has just gravel and 2 large pieces of monopi driftwood.
Sound normal?
Friendlyfishies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 09:46 AM   #2 
shellieca's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Ontario, CA
Your tank is not cycled. Dose the ammonia up to 4, wait 24 hrs then test the water. When the ammonia drops to 1 dose back to 4. Cycling a tank can take 6-8 wks. It still has to go through the nitrIte phase. Once it processess 4 ppm of ammonia in a 24 hr period, has 0 nitrItes & <40 nitrAtes for a few days then you're cycled.
shellieca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #3 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Stop using the ammo carb as it's counter productive. You are adding ammonia to the tank then using ammo carb to remove it.
Wendyjo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cycling.. almost done? Mandy Pandy Betta Fish Care 8 04-18-2012 10:15 AM
Cycling noob needs Cycling help!! LMac54 Betta Fish Care 22 06-28-2010 02:20 AM
Cycling.... AlexXx Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 18 09-09-2009 05:27 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.