Oye, what have I done to my cycle? - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Oye, what have I done to my cycle?

Oye, what have I done to my cycle?

This is a discussion on Oye, what have I done to my cycle? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Izzy you have plants right? If so from what I understand from another thread here it is normal sometimes when you have alot of ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Oscar
Oscar
Striped Plecostomus L199
Striped Plecostomus L199
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Oye, what have I done to my cycle?
Old 12-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #11
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
Izzy you have plants right? If so from what I understand from another thread here it is normal sometimes when you have alot of plants you will get 0 reading on the tests.

Last edited by Calmwaters; 12-01-2011 at 10:06 PM..
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 01:22 AM   #12
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
I do have plants, Amanda. I finally realized the benefits they can have and planted (moderately) all of my tanks. Took me a few years, but I got there. I was very happy to see the nitrAte reading of 0ppm. But what we are stumped over is the ammonia reading of 0.25ppm when I have a tank that has been set up and cycled for years. I'm going to retest it tomorrow after getting a 0ppm ammonia reading from my tap. I'm also considering either getting a sponge filter for my little guys or putting the old filter back in and just buffering the intake and outflow with some techniques I found online.
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 10:01 AM   #13
 
Calmwaters's Avatar
 
Sorry I missed that some how it was late and I was sleepy when I posted it. I need to learn that when I am sleepy to reread threads before I post. LOL ; ) I have no idea as to why the ammonia is there but if it were me until I could figure it out I would be doseing with Prime to detoxify the ammonia.

Last edited by Calmwaters; 12-02-2011 at 10:12 AM..
Calmwaters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 12:41 PM   #14
 
Byron's Avatar
 
I wouldn't recommend Prime here, since the tank pH is acidic so the "ammonia" in tests is actually ammonium which is basically harmless. If this ammonia was due to something that occurred, it should disappear. It is in my view best to let nature handle these things rather than starting to mess with it, provided it is not detrimental to the fish and in this case it is not. Might want to look into this more after seeing what occurs over say a week.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #15
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
After letting nature handle things for a week I retested the water today. Still got 0ppm for nitrAte and nitrIte. The ammonia reading seems to have dropped but is still above 0pmm. PH is still 6.6 because I have driftwood in the tank. I did add some more plants (java ferns that I have been meaning to add), but that was the only change. The fish do not appear to be stressed; my two boys are nipping me and poofing at each other like nothing is wrong. So I guess I've just got some ammonium in my tank. Nothing to be worried about, right?
thekoimaiden is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can you decorate AFTER you cycle? Can you cycle without decorations? Ridewithme38 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 10-19-2011 02:17 PM
Is my cycle done you think? plessans Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 04-04-2009 10:06 AM
is my cycle done? seba Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 5 03-12-2008 11:45 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:12 PM.