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Jerryed 10-19-2009 10:59 PM

FINALLY :) :) complete!
Well irony has hit me again hehe but this time its nice.

As some of you may remember I was having toruble with my cycling getting past the nitrite spike. well im am officially at 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites and 40ppm nitrates :) :)

Very nearly went a bout of Ich at the end but all signs ofit have diapeared and I have 1 malachite green treatment to got then I can finish stocking :)

Thanks for everyones good advice


The ironic thing about all this is i bought Prime to protect the fish from nitrite levels and the day i buy it thencycle completes :)

Romad 10-20-2009 06:07 AM

Congrats. My tank took forever to cycle too (8 wks). What types of fishies will you be stocking it with>

Jerryed 10-20-2009 07:02 AM

I'm thinking some cardinals and maybe some type of gourami pair like maybe honeys. I'm waiting 1 full week before adding stock just to allow the biofilter to stabilize

i did get a wakeup call on how many water changes I did. The bottle of start right I was using is almost gone. that treats 480 us gallons. also used a different conditioner before that and it is gone. that bottle was good for 300 gallons.

water changes over last 8 weeks almost 780 gallons!

willieturnip 10-20-2009 08:00 AM

Bloody hell! How bigs the tank?

Was it a fishless or stocked cycle?

Jerryed 10-20-2009 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by willieturnip (Post 260488)
Bloody hell! How bigs the tank?

Was it a fishless or stocked cycle?

cycle WITH fish 30 gal 36x16x12

8 weeks to cycle

daily pwc's add up

Calmwaters 10-20-2009 11:15 AM

I am glad your tank is finally ready. Good luck with your fish.

molliefan09 10-20-2009 11:25 AM

congrats on the success!! once you get it stocked you gotta post some pics so we can see the outcome!!

Romad 10-20-2009 01:46 PM

Your town just declared a mysterious water shortage. (hee hee)

Glad you're all set. We'll wait for pics.

Jerryed 10-20-2009 02:00 PM

1 other highpoint

not 1 fish death :-D

mrdemin 10-20-2009 02:20 PM

Congrats, I'm a little jealous!!! My nitrites havent gone down yet, but I'm really hoping they will soon. I did go through some deaths though, but four tetras are hanging in there and seem to be good now!
I'm with everone else, lets see some pictures!!!

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