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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I started my fishless cycle on 10/20 by adding ammonia. 10/22 Ammonia levels were at 4.0, PH 7.6 so I added some crushed fish food, Stability and Prime. 10/23 Ammonia levels were at 3.0, Nitrite at 5.0 and Nitrate at 20.0 10/24 Ammonia at 4.0, PH 7.8, Nitrite 5.0, Nitrate 10.0 - Added Prime...
  2. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, i just have finish my Fishless cycle with fish food, But now when my cycle is done, do i keep putting fish food in, till i get full stock whit fish, so i keep the bacteria alive?
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey i have startet for 1 week ago, a Fishless Cycle with Fish Food, and have gotten my ammonia up to 3, now today i got my first nitrit Reading 0,6 nitrit, but my ammonia is going down to 1,5, do i when have to put more fish food then before, so its getting up to 3 ammonia again?
  4. Substrate
    Hi, guys. I've been into aquariums for about five years, and recently had to tear down my 38 and 10 gallon tanks for a move. Long story short, the house is pretty much set up and I've gotten that old familiar itch to set up my aquariums again. I've always gone for a hybrid dirted tank choked...
  5. Fish
    I am new to cycling fishless aquariums and im having some issues with it. I was at 1 ppm ammonia and then i did nothing to the tank for awhile and the ammonia spiked up to 6 ppm now. So im also having issues with nitrite and nitrates as well.
  6. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi All I need some advise, I'm currently in the process of setting up a soon to be heavily planted 100L tank using Fluval Fresh & Plant 2.0 LED with Wifi Module and Co2 injection using a FE. Reason for the thread is I've been researching a lot and seen many different methods regarding a...
  7. Substrate
    I have a new Spec III (2.5 gallon) tank that I intend to keep shrimp in. It has Fluval Shrimp/Plant Stratum in it and is planted (jungle val and Montecarlo). I also have put several pieces of filter material & biomedia from an established tank in its filter section. I have, for about 11 days...
  8. Fish
    Hi all, complete newbie at keeping fish and aquatic plants here. Really need some advice on cycling a new tank of mine. I've done a lot of reading but I can't find anything regarding what I should do now. Please bear with my story, and thank you SO much in advance. I'm freaking out! I got a 65...
  9. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hello :smile2: I just started cycling my 5 gallon tank with dried shrimps. (Crushed) Day 2, Ammonia spike. The water is cloudy. Day 6, The water is still cloudy and the ammonia is off the charts. I added 4 tsps of dried shrimp on Day 1. Has the cycle stopped? Or is it just stalling? I...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hi all, I'm new here but I've used the forum for advice before. I have a turtle and I've set up a 10 gallon tank to attempt to breed red cherry shrimp. I'm having a bit of trouble with my fishless cycle and I'm not quite sure why (or if I'm just being impatient). My tank is heated to about...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So i have a small ten gallon low tech thats been running for about a month now with a DHG carpet. I just have a quick question. My tank can convert 2ppm of Ammonia to 0ppm in 24rhrs. Does this mean I have my bacteria colony set and I can do my 90% water change? Ive been feed ammonia every...
  12. General Planted Tank Discussion
    So, I haven't posted here in awhile and actually lost my username for some reason. It's a brand new start for me in terms of this forum and my fish tank. I started out buying a beta and one of those 3 gallon tanks, but after realizing that it was inhumane for the fish, I decided to buy bigger...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    First of all, this is my first ever post on any forum... Ever. So I apologise if I've not done it properly! Secondly, I've been roaming this site for the last few weeks non stop and I've learnt pretty much everything I know about fish keeping from this forum so thanks to all of you! Now, to my...
  14. Low Tech Forum
    Apologies for the wall of text. I just wanted to be thorough. Ok, so I am SOMEWHAT new to fishkeeping. A friend gave me an established tank years ago which I never had any problems with. I've since moved to a new continent and I don't know any fishy people here so I have nobody to ask, and...
  15. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    First day: Nov 17: Hello folks, I started an ADA60p at the end of October and I've been trying to do a fishless cycle. I have 1 bag of Amazon Aquasoil as the substrate and Ohko stone and DHG. I've an Ehiem 2213, an inline heater and DIY CO2 which is at ~1 bubble per sec. I live in San Fran...
  16. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I've been cycling my aquarium for 3 weeks now with the use of bacteria from an established tank as well daily dosages of ammonia. My tank can now fully break down 2ppm of ammonia, with a small reading of about 0.25ppm of nitrite in 24 hours, with the nitrite breaking down to 0ppm within the next...
  17. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So I started cycling my 26 bowfront. I'm impatiently waiting as most of us are during this time. In my established tank about a week ago I noticed little worms everywhere. I googled them and most likely the are nematodes. I stopped all feeding, a water change, and vaccumed the gravel to no...
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