01-21-2014, 06:32 AM
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Now you can let the cycle continue, add your Prime to control ammonia, do your normal SMALL water changes so as not to have nitrite poisoning problems, and look for a source of carbonate (crushed coral, crushed oyster shells, died egg shell) to add to the tank as a permanent fix for the low Kh. At 35 ppm Kh the pH will still be pretty unstable so watch that and dose the sodium bicarbonate if and when needed. You will have to watch this tank like a hawk till the cycling process is complete. At somewhere just under a pH of six the cycling process stalls/stops. You're on your way.