|djj123 ||03-18-2010 05:14 PM |
Tank cycle advise needed please
set my tank up last week and started a fishless cycle 5 days in and i had ammonia levels of 7ppm and also started getting desent readings of nitrite i think i might of added to much ammonia so as the nitrite was building up the ammonia wasent dropping so today i carried out a 40% water change and now the ammonia levels are around 4 - 5 ppm and hpoefully i should see the levels drop evenly i was just wonderin if the water change will affect the cycle at all thanks dave
|jeaninel ||03-18-2010 05:30 PM |
No, it should not affect the cycle. In fact, I believe an ammonia level of 4-5 is where you want it in a fishless cycle. 7ppm is pretty high and may actually stall the cycle.
|djj123 ||03-18-2010 05:36 PM |
thats what i think happend because it hasent budged for two days hopefully now it will get going now cheers for the responce
|PRichs87 ||03-18-2010 06:08 PM |
Be patient, fishless cycling doesn't always happen instantly either, but its worth it.
|djj123 ||03-18-2010 06:54 PM |
done the water change now ammonia is 4 - 5 ppm so it should work now cheers for the advise
|Redknee ||03-18-2010 08:01 PM |
Dechlorinated water is imperative. If you don't use dechlorinated water you will recycle that tank for a long time as the bacteria might die from the chlorine.
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