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  1. finnfinnfriend
    10-06-2013 11:58 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Alright, so my water params as of today before my water change were: 1ppm or .5ppm ammonia (that stupid test is so hard to read accurately), 0 nitrite, 2-3ppm nitrate. I ahven't been able to change the water before today because I have been sick. Looks like I will be picking up a bottle of safestart after school tomorrow...This has got me really frustrated.
  2. finnfinnfriend
    09-30-2013 03:55 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Well the way I see it, a bottle of aquasafe costs as much as a school of replacement tetras....and who knows how long it would take to cycle then...you gotta pick your battles I guess...
  3. Hallyx
    09-30-2013 04:31 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    If you can afford it, that's the way to go. That's what I'd do.
  4. finnfinnfriend
    09-30-2013 12:58 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    I might just get some safestart....I don't want those tetras to suffer too much longer....I'm surprised they have been thriving this long.
  5. Hallyx
    09-28-2013 06:38 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Darn cycle crashed. I know you know not to put fish in 1.0ppm ammonia. So dose up and let it recycle. Use Safestart if you like.
  6. finnfinnfriend
    09-27-2013 11:40 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    I just checked today and it was: 1ppm ammonia; 0ppm nitrite; 2-3ppm nitrate....I have no clue whats going on...
  7. finnfinnfriend
    09-23-2013 11:30 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Thanks Hallyx, I'll keep you updated...
  8. Hallyx
    09-23-2013 09:16 PM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Adding a filter might reduce the colony in the other filter by spreading it around. I can't see how it would crash it unless it ran out of food (ammonia). Hang in there. It'll cycle back up in no time.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    09-23-2013 01:31 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Yes the small tank has been stable for some time now. It was a 5g but I moved the fish and filter and filter and everything into a 2.5g about a month and a half ago and that cycle is still going strong. The only thing that could have upset the cycle on the 10g was that I added an additional filter, and I only did that to help the cycle! Its so annoying...wish me luck from here on out....sheesh
  10. Hallyx
    09-23-2013 09:14 AM - permalink
    Hallyx
    Just read your "make sense" thread again. Is that the 2.5g that''s been running smooth and stable for almost a year now? Did you check tapwater? Did you forget to treat your refill water? It only takes once. Any plants die? I can't think of anything that would crash your cycle without killing your stock.

    It's some kind of mini-cycle. Treat it like a newly cycled tank. It'll come back in short order.

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