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post #1 of 5 Old 01-22-2009, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Just as I thought ammonia might be lowering (as you can see in my other post)...it didn't and I just did a 50% water change to reduce it from .50 or so to .25.

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Was a little concerned about when my nitrites might pick up. I am not using any "quick cycling" products such as bio-spora as the majority of you guys said "usually" it doesn't work as well as it says but it's been exactly 11 days and I still have no readings of nitrites. Should i worry?

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-22-2009, 10:05 PM
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No need to worry. The aquarium cycle can sometimes take eight weeks or more, so no nitrite reading after 11 days is perfectly normal. Patience is key!

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-22-2009, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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No need to worry. The aquarium cycle can sometimes take eight weeks or more, so no nitrite reading after 11 days is perfectly normal. Patience is key!
8 weeks :( alright thanks...was hoping i'd finish it about a month or so.

Appreciate it, thanks :)

I should have nitrite readings in a week or less shouldn't I? (4-5 days from now)

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-22-2009, 10:30 PM
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I am now in the process of a fishless cycle using ammonia. I also added filter media from an established tank. It took 15 days before I got a nitrite reading. Just hang in there, it will happen, sometimes it takes a while.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-22-2009, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am now in the process of a fishless cycle using ammonia. I also added filter media from an established tank. It took 15 days before I got a nitrite reading. Just hang in there, it will happen, sometimes it takes a while.
Alright, that's good to hear.

55 Gallon

-10x Zebra Danio
-3x Angelfish
-5x Velvet Red Swordtail
-3x Albino Cory Cat
-3x Clown Loach
-3x Black Mollie
-1x Red Tailed Shark
-1x General Pleco
-1x Snail

10 Gallon

Quarantine

37 Gallon (Wanted)

Not Sure

150 Gallon (Wanted)

-5x Bala Shark
-2x Neon Blue Goarami
-5x Clown Loach
-1x Black Knife Ghost
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