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Conversation Between thekoimaiden and Tropical Trav
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  1. thekoimaiden
    04-22-2013 10:05 PM - permalink
    thekoimaiden
    Hey! Your tank is cycling, but this process takes a long time. It typically takes between 4 and 6 weeks for most tanks. The live plants are helping take up the ammonia, but the remaining ammonia is hurting the loaches. I highly recommend a water change as soon as you can manage it.
  2. Tropical Trav
    04-22-2013 05:05 PM - permalink
    Tropical Trav
    I have a question about my 29 gallon tank cycling. I put 3 clown loaches in on Tuesday night (4-16). I have tested the water every 24 hours for the last 5 days (tonight will be day 6). I have the API freshwater master test kit. Every reading has been the same.

    pH 7.4
    ammonia .50 ppm
    nitrite 0
    nitrate 0

    Is this normal? I have 11 live plants so maybe they are taking the ammonia but i have no nitrite or nitrate. Is the tank cycling? Am i just being impatient? Please let me know if this is normal or not. Thanks.

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