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PostSubject: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:17 am

Hope you dont mind me doing this but I want to check I am doing the right thing.

I started the fishless cycle on
June 12th.

Ph 7.6
Ammonia 4
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10

June 13th
Ammonia 4
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 10

June 14th
Ammonia 4
Nitrite 0 (? slight colouration)
Nitrate 10

June 15th
Ammonia 4
Nitrite 0 (? slight colouration)
Nitrate 10

June 16th
Ammonia 4
Nitrite 0 (? slight colouration?)
Nitrate 10

Nothing seems to be happening - should I be seeing som Nitrite by now??
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:54 am

Too early to start worrying motsy, it can take a while for things to start moving.

Post your results as often as you like - it's always good to see how you are getting on Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:49 am

NirItes will show soon enough!
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:55 am

Get ready to be bored Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:11 pm

Do you mean I'll be bored or I'll make you bored going on about it Matt? Very Happy

No change todsay, still nothing happening!
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:32 pm

Matt means you'll be bored lol. I'd not test your nitrAte for now, it'll be up & down like a fiddlers arm during the cycle.

Good luck Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:48 pm

maybe you know someone who could squeeze some gunk from their filter into yours? Or maybe get some gravel from them?

Failing that maybe ask at a LFS? or buy some decor which has been in the stores tank already (it will all come with bacteria)
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:21 am

Disaster!! I cant find the colour charts anywhere!! I have tested the water and I think the Nitrite is a little bit darker than it was yesterday, but I dont know where the Hell the colour cards have gone - I cant find any of them!! banghead

I am just wondering whether I picked them up with some other stuff and chiucked them - the binmen came this morning. Do you think the lfs would have a spare copy if I asked them??
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:24 am

You might get them from the manufacturer if you email them Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:26 am

If you Like I can take a shot of the NitrIte card if thats any use?
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:35 am

Found them down the back of the tank!! Today Ammonia 4, nitrite 0.25 - definately.

Looks like something is starting to happen Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:39 am

good news your NItrite will slowly rise.

its all good so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:44 am

Thanks GD, Im jusy g;ad that I found the cards - thanks for the offer of help though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:03 am

no worries been there and done it and got the t-shirt motsy, its a long boring process but I have not lost a fish due to poor water.

just 2 deformed Zebra danios which I expected to die they were shaped like a V lol

couldnt swim towell just weak fish!
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 5:09 am

Lol GD... looking good so far motsy Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:38 pm

No change today, but put the lights on so I had something to look at! - I am worrying about my sanity now!
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:57 am

It'll get there Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:14 am

I always put the lights on my tank too. I used to sit and think how nice it looked and move the fake plants and ornaments around to make it look nice! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fishless Cycle   Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:29 am

charley wrote:
I always put the lights on my tank too. I used to sit and think how nice it looked and move the fake plants and ornaments around to make it look nice! Very Happy

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