03-31-2009, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by flight50
slow down. hmmm that explains why it took mine so long then. mine was at 8+ sometimes. but since there were no fish, i didn't really care. took my tank almost 2 months but after my toxins consistently dropped to 0 within 2-4 days, i reduced it to 4ppm before i added plants and later the fish after 5 1/2 months of letting it cycle.
I did the same thing. I had mature media, but I wanted to try out the fishless cycle. It went well for a while, I was getting ammonia and nitrite. I added more ammonia, then all my nitrite went away and I could not get it to come back. Ammonia tested above 8ppm, and I was told I had stalled the cycle. I had enough of it, so I changed all the water, through in some mature media and had fish back in it within an hour. I stick to my perferred method of cloning.