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Conversation Between LebronTheBetta and Tikibirds
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  1. LebronTheBetta
    10-30-2012 12:16 AM - permalink
    thekoimaiden just VM'd me back and she says to do a 50% water change. I guess I'll change the water..
  2. Tikibirds
    10-30-2012 12:13 AM - permalink
    I don't think doing a small water change would hurt things unless you removed ALL the ammonia.
  3. LebronTheBetta
    10-29-2012 11:05 PM - permalink
    Oh, thank you! This is my 1st fish less for a community tank. If it doesn't lower by tomorrow then I'll do a water change. It's late here in the EST. I asked Olympia but she's busy, I was also going to VM OFL, but she's offline.
  4. Tikibirds
    10-29-2012 11:01 PM - permalink
    I have never done a fishless cycle - always did the fish in method but from what I have read online, you can do a small water change to lower the ammonia a little. This is what the article says:With the ammonia purchased, and your test kit handy, dose the tank to ~5ppm ammonia. If you add too much, do a Partial water change to reduce the level, if you add too little, dose more. It doesn't need to be exact, but just aim for 3-5ppm. Every couple of days test the ammonia level, when it gets below 1ppm, add more ammonia to keep the level above 1ppm. Normally when I see it get below 1ppm, I dose 3-4ppm back in. Never let it go to zero (until the cycle is finished) or you risk killing off your ammonia to nitrIte bacteria!

    Oldfishlady or Olympia might be alot more helpful then me when it comes to cycling.
  5. LebronTheBetta
    10-29-2012 10:48 PM - permalink
    I Tiki. I just started my fish less cycle with pure ammonia and I way overdosed... It's 8.0 or above right now! :/ What should I do?!
  6. LebronTheBetta
    09-02-2012 09:14 PM - permalink
    Happy birthday!! :d ~ltb
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