03-18-2009, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by AmyK
I have a 5 gallon corner Eclipse that I started cycling Sunday night using Stability ("bacteria in a bottle"). I added enough ammonia to make the reading 4 ppm. The Stability said to use it for 7 days.
I am still getting a reading of about 4 ppm ammonia (this morning, day #4).....do I just wait till it goes down before I add more ammonia? Meanwhile just keep adding the Stability every day?
PS: I am doing the fishLESS cycling
I have no idea about the stability product. I simply take the ammonia and pour it in the tank to about 5ppm and I keep adding the same amount everyday. And once my tank starts reading nitrites I lower the amount of ammonia added to about 3ppm. And then once the tank starts reading nitrates, you are done.
I don't trust any of those "bacteria in a bottle" things.