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Old 12-03-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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cycling question


Hi everyone
Little over 2 weeks ago I had a c02 dump in my 56 gallon column tank. I lost almost all my fish. I was able to save a few and put them in my 26 gallon. I couldn't catch one gbr thats still in the 56. I did a couple of wc the day of the dump since then no wc. I did clean out some of my filters in tank water. I switched from stress coat to prime. I added chimipure and I alsoaadded some night out. All of that was done the day after the dump. Since then I've only topped off and fed my gbr every other day. So yesterday I test the water and my ph is 6 its been 6 since the dump (not sure what it was before I didn't test b4) nitrite has been 0 for over two weeks. Nitrate changed from 0 to 5.0 yesterday so I figured finally some movement. I test this am and nitrate is back to 0. So going on 3 weeks and im in the same spot I was the day after the dump. Im I missing something?
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:15 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention last week I did take a cup of substrate from the 26 and put it in the 56 .
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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You might get more views and responses by posting this in general forum, not NY.
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks will do
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Old 12-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #5
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I presume there are plants in the tank.
One gbr in a 56 gallon planted tank probably won't generate anything measurable.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:55 AM   #6
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Hey everyone. I went to Pacific and bought several more plants. I also bought some amonia chips. I was told the ammonia chips wouldn't slow down my cycle? I was told to leave it in for a month? I wsd also told if my ammonia stays down all week with the ammonia chips I can add fish next week?
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #7
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Thanks plantedtankrookie
I hate to put other fish in there they will either die from the cycle or the angels will est them when I add them
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