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Old 11-27-2013, 05:17 PM   #21 
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I added 5 drops again. I tested my other tank and I think I was more excited to see my ammonia levels actually going down.... Because, the ammonia levels in the tank with my fish in it, where higher than my tank Im cycling. I am considering doing a water change tonight.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #22 
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Ok so this is really good news. Considering I put 5 drops of ammonia in yesterday. I am getting about 1.0 ppm test reading again today. I ill add 5 more drops and see if it goes down again by tomorrow. Does this mean my tank is cycled or does it have to read completely 0 ppm in a 24 hours period??
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #23 
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Well It metabolizing ammonia You need the nitrites to drop to 0 ppm before you can say it's cycled. but that will happen in a week or so
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:48 PM   #24 
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Okay. So there is no; fast cycle. It will still take about 30 days then? Do I just continue to add ammonia daily if I need to?
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Keep add a little as the ammonia reading goes down.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:16 PM   #26 
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I have some test results to show here. It would seem that my ammonia as increased and my Nitrites have gone back down to 0. The first picture is a test earlier today.

Does this look correct?
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:28 AM   #27 
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That my friend is a cycled tank
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #28 
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Ahhh crap. I just added 5 drops ammonia this morning. Do I wait until it 0's out again and then do a big(80%) water change?
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:59 PM   #29 
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Let the ammonia fall then do a water change. Monitor the aquarium pretty closely for a couple of week just so you know how stable it is. So that you made it through this little ordeal what's your take on BB in a bottle
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #30 
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It's really hard to tell. Because I used bottled water the first time. I just need more experience. When I cycle my other tank, I will not add anything but the ammonia. However that Stability probably help.
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