02-26-2013, 07:38 AM
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You say the ammonia is being processed every 24 hour's, which indicate's that you are still adding ammonia?
I would decrease the amount of ammonia added every day,every couple day's? by 1/2 and monitor nitrites (with an I).
Think you will find that the nitrite problem will quickly dissappear(2 to 3 day's) and ammonia and nitrites will both be consumed much quicker while nitrAtes (with an A) will continue to rise.
Once the tank can process the reduced ammonia and also nitrites within 12 hour's,, for four or five straight day's,, then you can perform large 60 to 70 percent water change, and place a few fish in the tank.
Even at 1/2 the original amount of ammonia to reach 3ppm, this is far more than a tank full of fish will ever see, and reducing the amount to achieve the 3ppm by 1/2,, will keep the cycling moving forward rather than stalling as sometimes happen's with too much ammonia repeatedly after the nitrites appear.