03-03-2014, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Hallyx
Even when you're using TSS, you can still use as a guide this One-Sentence Cycling Tutorial:
Change half of the water whenever ammonia or nitrite rises above 0.25ppm, or weekly, whichever comes first using Prime @ 2-drops/gal, and 1-drop/gal daily until cycled.
When using TSS, that should be real soon.
Hallyx, I want to ask a question at this point. Last week I did a 20% water change and got a reading of zero for Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. But this week there is a reading of .25 for Ammonia and .10 for Nitrate. YOu mentioned in the above to change 1/2 and add .... until the tank is cycled. My question is this, Once the tank is fully cycled will it continue to read zero for the 3 readings? If some ammonia does show up, does it mean to just change some of the water? I guess my actual question is How does one know when the tank is fully cycled? Thanks, Kevin I am new to the hobby