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Fishless Cycle
Posted on: 11/2/2017 19:17
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I had hoped not to need to make a post like this having read a number of articles and forums before starting my cycle.....but after two weeks now without much happening I have had to bite the bullet and join fishkeeping for some advice!

I have a 125l Fluval tank running with a Fluval U3 filter. I filled it, treated the tap water, and ran it for about a week before starting to work with Kleen Off Ammonia.

The ammonia has been in for 2 weeks now (at 4ppm). I had a slight drop in level early on but I am now not sure if this has just been my eyes with the light (and some wishfull thinking!). I have also done two small (10%) water changes to try to get things moving, treating the new water before adding each time. Unfortunately though things aren't moving at all the moment.

Could it be because I left the water without ammonia for a week at the start? Or do I just need to stay patient and test less frequently at the start?

I am using an API Master Test Kit.

Thanks!!


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Just be patient. Also to help things along turn the temperature up to 28C and make sure the water is well oxygenated.

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Re: Fishless Cycle
Posted on: 23/2/2017 21:08
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Thanks for the encouragement Fishlady. Unfortunately 10 days on I am no further forward. The ammonia first went in on 27th January so I expect if anything was going to happen it would have happened by now? I have also added an air pump/stone last weekend and the temperature is up at 28/29 degrees.

I am off tomorrow so considering a large water change to almost start again.....






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