A little bit of cycling help? - FishForums.com

members chatting

Welcome to the FishForums.com.

Find the answers to your fish problems or questions here on FishForums.com by using the search box below:

Go Back   FishForums.com > Freshwater > General Freshwater

General Freshwater General Freshwater fish discussions

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
Always Learning
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Louisville, KY
Age: 18
Posts: 188
Default A little bit of cycling help?

I've been fishlessly cycling my tank for about a week. I first dosed a whole 1.69oz bottle of Tetra SafeStart, (Don't rant, please) let it run for a few days through my Aquaclear 30 (150 GPH) to let the population of bacteria build up. I dosed pure ammonia on Monday. my tests came back higher than expected. How long should it take to get rid of the ammonia? Did I add too much and need to change the water?

(Pics are in the attachments, 1st is my test results as of yesterday, second is the tank as of this morning)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	039.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	84.1 KB
ID:	7322   Click image for larger version

Name:	040.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	91.7 KB
ID:	7323  
20 Gallon Rio Orinoco Biotope (High):
  • 1 Clown Pleco
Vayurules is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
weedkiller's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Surrey England
Posts: 825

looks from the 1st pic that your ammonia may be around 4ppm, don't add no more till it drops to about 0.5ppm then dose to 2ppm as it looks like you are getting nitrites, your ammonia is higher in about 8ppm range do a 25% water change or leave till it drops, up to you.
check ammonia twice a day (every 12 hours) and dose to 2ppm if needed.
and as always.... be patient
190L corner with a variety of fish i will not mention as its ever changing and i cant be bothered to keep editing a sig
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
weedkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bad cycling? danibu Beginner Freshwater 4 03-16-2011 08:16 AM
cycling??? kbjunior8 Bettas 16 11-09-2007 02:26 PM
Just got my 10 gal cycling Dana and Jay General Freshwater 13 03-02-2006 07:08 AM
cycling leveldrummer General Saltwater 10 01-25-2006 08:40 PM
Cycling StrongBad Beginner Saltwater 14 07-05-2005 11:44 AM


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 2.4.0