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  1. The right Ammonia for Fishless Cycle

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Is this ammonia what i'm looking for? It does not bubble at all when shook. Ace® Ammonia - 6 Pack - Industrial Cleaners - Ace Hardware Thank you.
  2. Fishless Cycle Help

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Greetings, I used Sera bio nitrivec in my newly setup aquarium. I was told to use the recommended dosage for a few days before adding fish. Is it really prudent to use 6 cap fulls(38 gallon tank) every day for a few days to get the bio filter going before adding fish? Thank you.
  3. Is my fishless cycle stalled?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi guys, I've been cycling my 56 gal freshwater tank and it seems to be stalled. Could you please look at these parameters and tell me what you think? 4/20: filled the tank with tap water, added Amquel to remove chlorine and chloramine. Added seeded media from established tank. Ph reads at...
  4. Fishless Cycle Problem - No Progress

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum but not to the hobby, hoping someone can help with my issue. The issue I am having is that my fishless cycle is not progressing at all. None of the levels are changing even after 12 days (and counting). Here are the specifics: - 90 gallon tank - Pure...
  5. Fishless Cycling Problems?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! So it has been about 3 weeks since I started a fishless cycle for my 36 gallon tank. We have the temperature at 82 F, the water line a little lower than usual, lights off, and all the air stones going. We are using pure ammonia to do the cycling. After 2 weeks, the nitrite level was at about...
  6. Fishless Cyle - pure ammonia, do I add more?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Ok so it has been about 2 weeks since I started a fishless cycle using pure ammonia. I have only put in the ammonia once and have been waiting for all the bacteria to grow. The ammonia is getting low now, about .25 ppm, the nitrites are increasing of course, and a little bit of nitrates have...
  7. How do you use pure ammonia with fishless cycle?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Ok so I have been cycling my 36 gallon tank without fish by using flakes, but it has been 3 weeks and without any success I have decided to try using pure ammonia to cycle. I am not sure if I can just add in the ammonia (at the moment, my ammonia level is only at .05ppm) or do I need to...
  8. Fishless planted tank 24 hours old, bacteria bloom?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi, everyone. So this is the first tank I've attempted to set up since I was a kid and I 've been trying to read up on everything I need to know, but it'd help to get advice from the experts. I just started and planted my 12-gallon tank a day ago, and I came home to a cloudy tank. From what...
  9. I need help setting up a 30g.

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Okay so I acquired a 30gallon through a friend. Its not the best looking aquarium. But I figured itll do. I can possibly spruce it up. Could you guys PLEASE help me? Look here are some of the fish Iam looking for(no Iam not looking to get them all in one tank. I just want to know which one...