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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi there folks, I’ve been cycling my tank since beginning of July. It has taken a bit too long due to some mistakes. Long story short, I finally got my ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates spike. Last week (Monday) I saw that my nitrites came down to .25 so I stopped adding ammonia for a couple...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi All, I couldn't find an answer to my specific situation regarding the nitrogen cycle anywhere, so I figured I'd bring it up here. I have a brand new tank that I've been trying to cycle since January 1st. In March, I saw that the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels all dropped to zero. I was...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hey all, Does anyone know the timeline of the nitrogen cycle in an established tank? I have a fully, recently cycled Fluval Spec V, and was curious how long beneficial bacteria takes to convert ammonia to nitrite, and then from nitrite to nitrate. Can't seem to find any answers anywhere. I'm...
  4. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi all! So last night before heading into work I did a big 75% water change on my 5 gallon, soil substrate, planted tank that has only plants, bladder snails, and MTS (image attached). When I came home this morning I was looking into the tank and noticed it was filled with what I originally...
  5. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Started to cycle a new aquarium, Should I be introducing anything into the aquarium after using FritzZyme 7? Water Parameters before dosing FritzZyme: using test strips Ammonia: 0 Nitrate: 10 Nitrite: 0 Hardness: 300 Chlorine: 0 Alkalinity: 120 PH: 8 I Dosed the Fritz and waited 5 days (filter...
  6. Planted Nano Tanks
    I have a 5 gallon that has been home to a single betta and just 2 Anubias Nana for the past 5 months. I have decided to dive in after browsing this site for awhile and just started my 1st true planted tank. A 6 gallon glass bowfront. I used Safe T Sorb for substrate, rinsed and screened through...
  7. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I am interested in learning more about the freshwater nitrogen cycle and how to support denitrification bacteria. I often find articles that look great and have the level of depth I'm looking for, only to discover it's about a marine environment. Is the nitrogen cycle of the saltwater tank so...
  8. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hi, I’m starting my first planted tank with Controsoil. My question has to do with the Nitrogen cycle. Controsoil says it has low ammonia release. I have tested at 1ppm for the last three days and have been dosing seachem stability as per the instruction on the bottle. Is the 1ppm ammonia leach...
  9. Planted Nano Tanks
    Hi, long time reader first time poster. I have recently flooded my 3.7 gallon nano tank, after scrapping my attempt with the DSM when mold started to form. The trouble is that all my plants are dying, which I attribute to the ammonia spike which seems uncontrollable (8+ ppm) with high nitrates...
  10. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey guys, Newbie here. So, I try to be succinct with my problem, coz I have a few of them. Firstly, I think I am in the middle of cycling a 10 g tank, yesterday's parameters were Ammonia:0.25-0.50 pmm, Nitrite :0ppm. Today, I checked and both are down to zero. I dont know how and what...
  11. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I hope I'm not opening a huge can of worms by asking this, but can someone explain to me why we so frequently use terms like "cycle" (verb) "cycling" (verb) "cycled" (adj, past tense verb) when we're really talking about bringing the natural nitrogen cycle (noun) to a stable equilibrium in...
  12. Substrate
    I want to do a substrate change from gravel to MGO/kitty litter covered with gravel in my 49 gallon tank for the added benefit to my plants. If I do any substrate change, I need to do it all in one day and add the fish back into the aquarium that same day as I do not have a tank big enough to...
  13. Tank Journals
    Hi new here and im in the process of setting up a new 55gal. I plan to keep easy to grow plant since i will be using a diy co2 system and I know this tank is really to big for a diy co2 to keep optimum co2 levels. The tNks been running for a out a week now with some minnows in it to get the...
  14. Substrate
    I started my 50 gal tank 10 days back and getting high ammonia readings. More details given below Amazonia substrate Drift wood and mangrove root lava rock modestly planted co2 injection 2-3 bps aeration during dark period. adding seachem stability everyday @ 2 cap fulls a day ph of tap water...
  15. General Planted Tank Discussion
    I'm about to restart my girlfriends tank and I have a long time established tank that is long cycled. To rather quickly cycle her tank, can I run the new sponge filter in current tank for a while (two weeks?) then put it in hers, so the bacteria will be ready to go? My tank is a 10 gallon with a...
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