02-28-2014, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Hallyx
Find a 2L measure. Fill with water. Then test one drop ammonia then 2 then 4. You'll want to learn how many drops it takes to raise your ammonia reading to around 4.0ppm. I'm assuming here that you want to stock your community all at once, or at least a major shoal.
You can add the ammonia as soon as you know how much to add.
Temperature of 86*F is optimal. Filter on high. Keep tank dark. But leave the top open so the bacteria can get in there.
I'm surprised you got a discernible reading after only 5 days. You may already have some bacteria in the tank. Good luck. Keep us informed of any progress.
Thanks, we're going to stock the tank slowly, we think it will make it more fun for our son's if we get to go to the aquatic centre on more than one occasion to choose a fish (with our guidance on what options there are for our tank of course). I think I've put what's equal to 3ppm in there. Will that be enough seen as we are going to stock slowly once cycle is complete? Posted via Mobile Device