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Old 03-29-2013, 06:34 PM   #1 
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I just got back home my floating plants are a bit sad, my banana plant reached to the surface there is still quite a bit of dead plant matter in my bowl.
Well this could be an issue, however the result of my water test, my ammonia is still at 0. I don't understand why. By no means should my cycle be over by now. Fishy has no ammonia burns ether, in fact he has actually changed color quite a bit, instead being marble he is now blue with a marble/white face.
My cycle shouldnt be over yet should it? It's only been 10 days
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:36 PM   #2 
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You have to test for ammonia, nitrItes & nitrAtes to know where your cycle is. You're using a liquid test kit?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #3 
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You have to test for ammonia, nitrItes & nitrAtes to know where your cycle is. You're using a liquid test kit?
Yeah but I was just watching my Ammonia levels. With decaying plant matter I would imagine the ammonia would be visible. On top of that there is ammonia in my tap water, and I wasn't using prime or amquel.
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My ammonia levels have never been high in my cycles & nitrites have shown up as early as a week into the cycle. I can't remember if you have a fish in it or not but either way I'd test for nitrites & the Ph to make sure the Ph hasn't dropped too low.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #5 
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I'll take the water in to my lfs for a full test tomorrow. Has anyone heard of a tank cycling that fast with a fish in it.
I mean the stock currently is about 7 snails (2 adults 5 babies different species) and 1 betta
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I seriously doubt your tank is fully cycled. It is possible to have 0 ammonia at this point but you probably have nitrites or at least should.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:14 PM   #7 
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Ha maybe I lucked out and my tap water naturally has bbs

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Old 03-29-2013, 07:38 PM   #8 
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My ammonia part of the cycle took under a week w one betta
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:03 PM   #9 
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There is something called a silent cycle that can happen with plants...but I've never experienced it so I can't give you any advice on it.

You might try searching for it on the forums, just use the search box and type in Silent Cycle, that will get you any posts that have that mentioned in them, and you can research it better. :)

I'm sorry that's not a lot of help, but maybe it's a start? :)
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