02-14-2011, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Blabomb
So exactly one week ago I started the fishless cycle using pure ammonia in my 55g tank. I put 5 mL of Ace Hardware Janitorial Strength ammonia in my tank and it brought my ammonia level to ~6ppm. Possibly a little higher. The problem is that is has been an entire week and NONE of my levels have even budged at all! Ammonia still shows ~6 on my API liquid test. Should I be worried? What should I do?
Might reduce ammonia to four mL and give it another week, Can take two weeks to three weeks before nitrites appear.
Once nitrites appear,I would reduce ammonia by one half.