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  1. Tikibirds
    10-30-2012 01:13 AM - permalink
    I don't think doing a small water change would hurt things unless you removed ALL the ammonia.
  2. thekoimaiden
    10-30-2012 01:13 AM - permalink
    Oh wow.. Ya. That is going to stall your cycle. We really aim to keep ammonia around 4ppm. Off the charts (higher than 8ppm) will kill the bacteria. Ammonia is actually used as a disinfectant, but you need a lot of it. Like in what you find in an off the charts reading. A 50% water change will help you a lot right now!
  3. Tikibirds
    10-30-2012 12:01 AM - 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.
  4. Olympia
    10-29-2012 10:30 PM - permalink
    There's a calculator on my cycling guide. ;)
  5. Little Leaf
    10-29-2012 09:25 PM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    oh, and my fish are fine, I think Equinox is getting bored with my sissy
  6. Little Leaf
    10-29-2012 09:24 PM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    I'm having the rough winds and rain. it's gonna be at it's worst at 12AM-4AM!

    (PS. Sandy made landfall and it isnt a hurricane anymore, it's possibly a tropical storm)
  7. MyRainbowBettaFish
    10-29-2012 08:26 PM - permalink
    yep adorbs!
  8. Little Leaf
    10-29-2012 08:18 PM - permalink
    Little Leaf
    that's the thing that worries me: the news.

    the info sometimes gets me all worked up, but sometimes I do it anyway
  9. MyRainbowBettaFish
    10-29-2012 08:18 PM - permalink
    no, they were really helpful! Those are so cute thats what i was going to name them :D
  10. MyRainbowBettaFish
    10-29-2012 08:14 PM - permalink
    i know sorry, people are giving my conflicting information! Some people just dont help...

    i think i have decided on peppered's :)

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    I like Tortoises. I also like Betta Fish and Dogs!!!
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