06-18-2014, 11:48 AM
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Cycling Questions: Using Dr.Tim's aquatic ammonia, biozyme and seeding etc.
I am attempting to set up a 36 gallon tank. The tank has been running for about three weeks. I tried using fish food to get some ammonia in my tank. I also placed a filter, bio filter (in new filter) and two panty hose with aquarium gravel from my old 10 gallon aquarium floating in the 36 gallon. My ammonia levels have read .25 since I started, no change. The nitrites have read 0 since I got the test kit, probably a week ago.
This week, I got Dr.Tim's ammonia fishless tank cycling product and put in yesterday, in addition I added Biozyme to boost the bacteria. It has been about 24 hours, and my ammonia is still .25 after adding the Dr.Tim's and my nitrites are 0 and nitrate is 0. What is going on here? Do I have any bacteria at all? Do I need to add more ammonia and continue to add the biozyme for 7 days as the packaging suggests? Just not sure what if anything is happening in this tank, is the seeding material from the other tank doing anything? I have read not to add too much ammonia, and that the ammonia might now show up on the tests, however I feel the Nitrites should be doing something.
I have a Aqueon 50 filter running, I am using the API Master freshwater test kit to check the water. Any help would be wonderful...just at a loss as to what to do. Thank you in advance.