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  1. Cycling for a month and no Nitrite?

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    So a little over a month ago I set up my tank. I'm doing fish-less cycle, and added the Ace Hardware Janitor Strength Ammonia to start the cycle. My tank is 20 gallons and planted (with plants such as water lettuce, java fern, anubias nana, basically easy to grow plants). I'm also using a sand...
  2. Ammonia is at 0, but Drogo's fin rot is still progressing

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    I tested the water today and it read 0 ammonia, 2-5 nitrite, and 10 nitrate. I have a lot of live plants in a relatively small space, and I'm assuming my tank is still in the beginning stage of cycling, which is why my nitrite is high. I'll be doing daily water changes to keep that at bay, but...
  3. Are these parameters normal?> Nitrite: 4.5ppm NitrAte: 25ppm

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    fish in cycling and seeing great improvement! My ammonia was sky high and knock on wood, for now it is at 0!!! BBBUUTTTT, of course when one door closes another one opens. ammonia:0ppm Nitrite: 4.5ppm NitrAte: 25ppm Ph: 7 stable this whole time Am I doing ok??? Eh sorry but i want to make...
  4. New to cycling ; am I worrying too much?

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    Hello! So this is my first time cycling a tank. I do the fishless fish food method. I plan on getting a betta once the cycle is done! So my tank is around 4.5 and 5 gallons. I started last week. Everyday I tested the ammonia and it never went over 0.50 ppm. Even today, it is still at 0.50 ppm...
  5. Would it be safe to move betta into 10gal that recently had goldfish in it?

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    I'm very eager to get my betta, Shesha, out of his 1.5 because when I tested the water today after doing a %30 water change, the nitrites were scarily high... :blueshake: I've been replacing the water with bottled, reverse osmosis Dasani, which tests as ideal as possible,(0,0,25,40,6.8)...
  6. Nitrite Spikes, Still present after water changes?

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    Hi everyone, This morning I tested my water params and I had Ammonia: 0 Nitrite: 1.0 Nitrate: 10 So I was pretty shocked that Nitrite was present, and so I did what anyone would do to reduce it, I did a 50% water change, dosed it with prime. I let a couple minutes pass and tested nitrite...
  7. Tank Won't Cycle

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    I have a 5.5 gallon tank with a hydor theo 50 watt heater and an aqueon quietflow at10 internal filter. I've been trying to do a fishless cycle for about a week and a half now. 11 days ago I dosed the tank with 3ppm of Dr. Tim's bottled ammonia, and added a half cap of seachem stability. For the...
  8. Fin rot

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    Hi so I have a female crowntail and I noticed a few weeks ago the start of some fin rot possibly. However, I did not treat it because at that time my tank was having some problems with the nitrite and I was trying to resolve that since it was more of an issue for her than the fin rot. Last...
  9. Fin Rot & Nitrite problem

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    I bought a half moon betta Sept. 20 and he has since developed a moderate case of fin rot. When I really noticed his fins weren't looking right, I tested his water and my nitrites were up to about 2.0 (Everything tested perfectly fine less than a week before). A week ago, I started 25% water...
  10. New Anubias Plants + High Nitrite?

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    I have my betta Henry for about 10 months, and I think it's time to upgrade his 2 gallon tank to a 10 gallon planted aquarium. I have been planning this since early summer, so I tried to gather as much information as possible. Now I ran into some problem that I can't find a concrete answer on...
  11. after 50% water change still too much NO3

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    yesterday I did a 50% water change; the water quality was really bad: 25 Cº 8 KH (a bit too high) 7,5 PH NH4: <0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (good) NO2: 0,2 mg/l (too much) NO3: 120 mg/l (afwul!) I just tested the quality: 25 Cº 6 KH 7,2 PH NH4: <0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (good) NO2: 0,05 - 0,1 mg/l (still not good...
  12. something causing swim bladder disease?

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    So for the past couple days I've been scouring the internet like crazy, trying to figure out what's going on with my female betta, Nina. I just got her a couple weeks ago and she looked very healthy when I got her (unlike a lot of the other poor guys) and she was up until a few days ago. I'm...
  13. What do these numbers mean?? Am I cycled??

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    Hi, I have two Fluval Specs. I set up my V (5.5 gallons) on the 21st and added Tetra SafeStart on the 23rd (Saturday). I tested the water today and it read: 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 10 nitrate My betta made his first bubble nest today! Is it possible it's cycled this quickly? My other Spec (III...
  14. Newbie here--general inquiries

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    Hi everyone, I got a betta two weeks ago. These are the details of my tank: 2.5 gallons three small live plants sponge filter some gravel (not enough to cover the base of the tank) pH level around 7.0-7.6 (it varies) 11 W lamp I'm in the process of cycling it right now. Some questions...
  15. WATER levels, please write

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    Hails, Need to know the specific (safe) water levels for a betta in a 10Gal aquarium with 5 Neon Tetras, 1 Albino Rainbow Shark and 1 Chinese Algae Eater. The two last ones are like 2 - 2 1/2 inch. Levels need it are: Ammonia: Nitrite: Nitrate: High Range pH: Thanks for your attention :-)
  16. Nitrite Problem

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    Context:I have a brand new 5 gallon tank I began cycling on February 15th. I decided to cycle it with my Betta in, keeping up with two water changes per week (Wednesdays and Sundays). Situation: Today I decided to test the water before Luna's water change. Last time (Monday) all stats were...
  17. Here we go again...(Water Chemistry Help)

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    Context Once, not too long ago, I posted about my betta, Luna, acting adversely to treated water I purchased at Petco. He acted skittish and freaked out, like someone had snuck up behind him and scared the mess out of'em. All signs pointed to shock. On advice, I started using my own tap...
  18. cant lower high nitrite/nitrate levels

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    Hey guys! My previous betta passed away last week and i decided to get another one. Im using the same tank. It is a 9L heated (around 27 degrees celcius) and filtered tank with no live plants. Just a little ornament. When my last betta died i cleaned the gravel and the whole tank and started...
  19. A radical idea on bacteria in a cup and making my own?

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    First, how to preserve that bacteria in a bottle stuff? putting fish food it to give it amonia and nitrites to eat? idk.. also, if u had ur own cup of water and treated it liek a little aquarium and fed it to put in amonia (or just used old fish water but first way si cleaner)could you use...
  20. Water Testing?

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    Hello, I currently bought a "Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Freshwater Master Test Kit" and I got these readings from my tank. ph - 7.6 high ph - 7.4 ammonia - 0.25ppm nitrite - 0ppm nitrate - 5.0ppm Can you guys explain to me what should be the right readings for my betta, and how to fix it if...
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