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post #1 of 4 Old 02-12-2007, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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fishless cycling...help

Hi all, I had started fishless cycling in my 29 g tank on last monday......i mistakenly put more ammonia ( instead of recommended 5 ppm, it was more than 8 ppm ).... i haven't added any ammonia after that.....now it's almost a week and my ammonia reading doesn't want to come down at all....it still shows more than 8 ppm and there is no/very little trace of nitrite..... what should i do now?? any help will be greatly appreciated....btw, i couldn't get media from any established tank...does adding bio-spira help in anyways....
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-12-2007, 09:21 AM
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So your tanks running since a week ? That would be quiet a short time. Just give it some time.

Bio-Spira is bunk. Use it if you believe in it and it makes you feel better. :D
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-12-2007, 11:44 AM
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If you have access to another established aquarium.....take the sponge filter out of it and squeeze it into a baggie....open the baggie in your aquarium next to your pump inlet....bacteria will help. :idea:

I have a Silver Arowana named Thor He lives in a 300 gallon tank and eats from my hand...spoiled...He Loves Me,and I Him...I've raised Discus,Africans, you name it...I've pretty well had it ...freshwater.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-12-2007, 12:55 PM
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The only time I have heard biospira help is if if it is very fresh and has been kept refrigerated. Give the tank a little more time and make sure you are using dechlorinator. Your LFS should be willing to give you a very small amount of gravel from an established tank which should also help.
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