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FlossyTA
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PostPosted: 2003.06.15(Sun)17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also was he right about doing the water change now? It would remove some of the ammonia right? Don't I want plenty of that in there for now? Should I hold off until after the ammonia spike?
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The Old Salt
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PostPosted: 2003.06.15(Sun)18:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your LFS said that a pH of only 8.0 was good?

Find a new LFS.
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PostPosted: 2003.06.15(Sun)18:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="The Old Salt"]Your LFS said that a pH of only 8.0 was good?

Find a new LFS.[/quote]

So what's good for a fish only?
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PostPosted: 2003.06.16(Mon)8:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually the best way to cycle the tank is fishless. Go to the store and get a couple pieces of peel n eat shrimp and throw it in the tank. That will be enough to cycle your tank without injuring fish. The stuff you put in your tank to help ammonia most of it IMO is just a quick fix nothing else. And a waste of money.
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PostPosted: 2003.06.16(Mon)12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

8.3 will do nicely.
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PostPosted: 2003.06.16(Mon)18:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK checked again last night and P.h. is 8.1-8.2, Salinity is 1.024 still, Ammonia has dropped to .25, But Nitrite is at the top of the scale. Where do you guys think I am in the cycle process? The ammonia has dropped but the trite is high. I put a few frozen feeder shrimp into the water a couple days ago too hoping that they would decay.
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PostPosted: 2003.06.16(Mon)19:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shrimp will decay as the bacteria eats it up. As to where your at in the cycle heres a decent chart to look at and info on it

http://faq.thekrib.com/begin-cycling.html

it has about using fish but that was the old way of doing it fishless is the new better way
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PostPosted: 2003.06.16(Mon)19:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Karlas..... great info. I'll get back to you guysbefore too long to tell ya how its going. "Probably to ask more questions". Thanks again Very Happy
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