Originally Posted by Hallyx
Hi, Nel. You're an old-timer now. Older than me, even.
Do a 50% wc whenever ammonia or nitrite rise >0.50ppm, or weekly, whichever comes first. Dose Prime @ 2-drops/gal of tank size with every wc and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.
Don't worry about nitrate. You have to be massively overstocked before it will stay above 20ppm where it starts getting unhealthful.
ty for the reply Hallyx, I doubt 3 years on a board is old timer but its not the longest membership ive had to a forum so far. there's a forum where ive had an acct since march 16 2006.
i'll keep an eye out for any nitrite, I did register 0.25 ppm ammonia at times but I do a wc if it hits .5ppm amm. prime is the usual conditioner I use anyway and an 11fl oz bottle should last some time lol.
nitrite is the last step if I remember correctly and what might be the safe levels again? I didn't know I could dose 1 drop/1g prime for a cycling tank. I relied on normal WCs when I did the 5g tank. I just added 3 drops to the KK just now so that should be ok for today.