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Old 03-03-2013, 07:33 PM   #1 
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Talking Zuko's 10gallon cycling Journal

I finally got my 10gal Marineland Bio-wheel tank up and running it's such a beautiful tank and it includes(as seen in picture) neon gravel, bio-wheel filter, heater, thermometer, bee hive cave, ancient bridge, leaf bed, LED lights that have 3 settings(on daylight, on nighttime... blue, and off) I will be adding the ceramic octopus holding a "no fishing" sign and a neon cave into the tank once it is fully cycled.... it is in my male VT's current 2.5 right now. On this journal I will be posting questions, pictures on progress and daily parameters, and maybe some betta pictures of my baby :3. Below are the pictures of the tank as of 15 mins ago.

Start date of cycling: 2/26/13. Added 4ppm pure ammonia (in my case 1.5mL).
i have a question now by the way, when exactly should i start testing for nitrites and NitrAtes?( i test Ammo daily)
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:33 AM   #2 
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Ooohh! Very nice! Cute tank! :)
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:52 PM   #3 
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thank you thanks you!
oh my goodness i'm sooo happy!!! my cycling is half way done!!! i did my daily ammo testing today and the ammonia was at 1ppm!!! and i checked the nitrites and it was up so im gettin' there it's going more smoothly than i was expecting! oh and, when should i do a water change to my cycling tank and how big of a WC? i heard you should at some point in cycling....


todays parameters:
Ammo.: 1ppm... dosed back up to 4ppm at 5pm
Nitrites: 5ppm
NitrAtes: 5 or less ppm.
(are these looking good?)
thanks and please answer my 2 questions that're in red
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #4 
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Those sound good to me..... Getting closer to the ideal parameters! But as a fair warning I'm not very knowledgeable in the criteria of cycling..... It is very much still a learning process of trail and error with me :/ Can't wait for more pictures and updates! Keep up the good work! :)
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yay!!!! :3 i just added a medium sized red plant to the cycling tank too i can't wait to see how Zuko reacts!!!

my ammonia went back down to 1ppm so i dosed it back up it's dropping faster and faster!! i'm happy everything is goin' smoothly.

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Yay! Glad to see the ammonia steadily going down! :D Love the plant too. :)
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Hahaa thank you!!!! I may also add a mini version of that plant too so he has a second plant but its base broke so im not sure i just hopE the cycling takes just one more week :3
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If things keep going as smoothly the way they are going now, I think you are right! :)
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #9 
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urgh :C i added more ammonia last night cause it went back down to 1ppm and this morning i checked it and it was at 8ppm -.- i just did a 30% water change so i hope it will be back to normal
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Yikes! I hope it goes down again!
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