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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-07-2019, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Almost Cycled! Dont want to mess up now...Help Requested

Hi All, I started a planted tank almost a month ago with ADA Amazonia Aqua Soil. Its a high tech with CO2 and PH controller. I was having trouble cycling so I added tetra Safe Start Plus a week ago. The ammonia was down but Nitrites we high (>5), and Nitrates were over 20. Anyway, I know Tetra said not to do water change but I did a 30% yesterday and the water started looking a bit clearer( but still cloudy). Today it looker clearer but still cloudy. Today's test was ammonia between .25 and .50 PPM, Nitrites 0, and Nitrates between 5 and 10.

Fish seem happy today as do the amano shrimp.

My issues is that the tank is still cloudy although a lot better and I can actually see the plants and rocks in the back. My question is, should I leave it alone, add another bottle of safe start, add ammonia, another water change????

I don't want to mess up now!!!

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