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Cycle question

I have a question about cycling. I am setting up a 20L planted tank and plan to buy one of the active filters from Angels Plus, cut it up and put it in my Aquaclear 50 filter. I know that this will not "instantly" cycle my tank, but I hope it speeds things up

I also have a bottle of ammonium chloride for my ammonia source. My question is this, how high do i raise the ammonia level to see if the "active" filter is keeping up with it? Do I raise it to like 2, then see if it has dropped to zero by the next day and nitrates are showing, or do i need to raise it even higher?

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You could dose it to 2 or 4. The fishless cycle guide suggests 4, so you could start with that amount. It might take a few days to see things moving but it should shorten the cycle considerably.


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4-5ppm is a good spot. It will take about 3.5ml to get you there.


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You could dose it to 2 or 4. The fishless cycle guide suggests 4, so you could start with that amount. It might take a few days to see things moving but it should shorten the cycle considerably.
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4-5ppm is a good spot. It will take about 3.5ml to get you there.
thanks for the replies, i will start with 4 and go from there.
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