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Old 11-23-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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here is what i would do if you don't want to waste water and haven't added any plants yet.

do not change the water daily, do 50% water change every week, just let the tank run for one full month without adding anything in it, avoid strong lights while doing this. you will be fine afterward and ammonia and nitrate should be 0, this is how i cycled mine. add plants and start with ferts,co2 etc.

good luck
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