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brgurung 02-12-2007 02:00 AM

fishless cycling...help
 
Hi all, I had started fishless cycling in my 29 g tank on last monday......i mistakenly put more ammonia ( instead of recommended 5 ppm, it was more than 8 ppm ).... i haven't added any ammonia after that.....now it's almost a week and my ammonia reading doesn't want to come down at all....it still shows more than 8 ppm and there is no/very little trace of nitrite..... what should i do now?? any help will be greatly appreciated....btw, i couldn't get media from any established tank...does adding bio-spira help in anyways....
thanks
bikas

Sleepy 02-12-2007 09:21 AM

Re: fishless cycling...help
 
So your tanks running since a week ? That would be quiet a short time. Just give it some time.

Bio-Spira is bunk. Use it if you believe in it and it makes you feel better. :D

Silver Knight 02-12-2007 11:44 AM

If you have access to another established aquarium.....take the sponge filter out of it and squeeze it into a baggie....open the baggie in your aquarium next to your pump inlet....bacteria will help. :idea:

fish_4_all 02-12-2007 12:55 PM

The only time I have heard biospira help is if if it is very fresh and has been kept refrigerated. Give the tank a little more time and make sure you are using dechlorinator. Your LFS should be willing to give you a very small amount of gravel from an established tank which should also help.


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