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    ny
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  1. Really .... Exactly......the flame away was giving you permission to react sorely...and on cue you did .....it was signed ,"sincerely" end sentence. "now folks you canflame away." You misread the context and thought I was flaming the thread........no. I realize you guys are struggling to get this tank right but. If I hadn't just done this two weeks before the post I would have kept my mouth shut. Despite all the links you all threw at me. I an 100 percent sure my way works as well and apparently a lot faster. And honestly it was hands off raise the temp dose ammonia and stay the hell away fromthe process let nature do it's thing. IM signing off I won't be back so no need to respond I won't be looking. Again good luck to the OP IM too old for this banter .
  2. I think you would have been done in three days from my original suggestion... Sorry to see you still struggling to get the water right. Sincerely Flame away. Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
  3. Because excess nitrite inhibits nitrifying bacteria? Really Care to explain that? Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
  4. Hey that's fine I believe the advice your getting is for keeping nitrites down is for fish in cycle which is important so you don't kill the fish which is why you would change water. Lots of folks are confused I have found from my own research. You'll get there but it's gonna take ya maybe a little maybe slot longer changing water but you are in no rush so enjoy the ride. Sent from my GT-P6210 using Tapatalk 2
  5. I did a fishless cycle a month ago and when my nitrite spike I was told to just leave it until it went down naturally and it did. Don't do anymore water changes until your cycle is done and you need to bring the nitrates down to add fish. Just keep dosing that tank with ammonia 1-3pp m. Patience.. All you need to do is dose and crank up the heat an relax took me two weeks. It can take a week or two for some peoples nitrites to drop. A Ph change can stall a cycle not nitrites. You need the nitrite bacterias to establish or the nitrate ones won't appear. your at the end of the cycle when you dose ammonia and 24 hours lateryour test shows nitrate only and you nitrite spike had occurred prior to this event. Then a water change to bring those nitrates to a safe fish level. I believe you started your cycle over with that water change . Sorry I have a thread on another forum that documents this and I was helped as well. Adding smaller amounts of ammonia will develop a smaller colony which will be quicker to generate a cycle. You had those nitrites were part of your "cycle" they need to spike ...don't toss en down the drain. Sent from my GT-P6210 using Tapatalk 2
  6. I did a fishless cycle a month ago and when my nitrite spike I just left it until it went down. Don't do anymore water changes until your cycle is done and you need to bring the nitrates down to add fish. Just keep dosing that tank with ammonia 1-3pp m. Patience.. All you need to do is dose and crank up the heat an relax took me two weeks. It can take a week or two for some peoples nitrites to drop. A dropped Ph can stall a cycle not nitrites. Sent from my GT-P6210 using Tapatalk 2
  7. +1 Seachem prime Sent from my GT-P6210 using Tapatalk 2
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