Did a new ammonia test because I was curious (only been like 3 days but like I said I got curious. But it has some interesting results. My amonia has gone from .25ppm to 0 and my nitries are still at 0 but I ran a nitrates test just to see what I got....it came back at 40ppm. Not .40 but a full fledged 40.
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Posted: 2013.07.07(Sun)14:48 Post subject:
That'd imply a full cycle, somehow. Do a 25% water change and let the system "cook" until tomorrow. If you still have 0/0/Something, I'd call that cycled. _________________ http://auditorandagentleman.blogspot.com - now with 100% more fish.
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I'm using well water not tap water. And how do I get my ammonia up to 4ppm at will? When adding a little fish food everyday I had it at point two five ppm and with this last test it is at 0, doesn't that sound like it just went down instead of a cycle?
Posted: 2013.07.08(Mon)18:56 Post subject: Bacteria
No. Different bacteria are forming currently in your tank to do different jobs. Keep applying food to allow the process to continue. Maybe add a little more at a time. _________________ So many fish, so little time...
Oh I get what all the bacteria and stuff do. But in 3 days it went from almost nothing to nothing and I didn't even test my nitrates on the first day because I was so sure it didn't cycle. Will keep adding food I guess.
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