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nylouie516
08-27-2007, 04:48 PM
but how do I know when my tank is fully cycled? I have been doing a fishless cycle I added 12cc's of ammonia a day until my nitrite hit 1.0 ppm then I cut the ammonia back to 6cc's it appears to be knocking out the ammonia within 8 hours I have a slight nitrite count but that usually comes a couple hours after I add the ammonia then its gone by the next day. I hope this info helps I have 1 ppm nitrates as of today and I would do a water change before I add fish.

RustyNut
08-28-2007, 05:52 AM
When your tank reads 0 amonia and 0 nitrites and shows nitrates climbing you cycle is "Done" Wait a few hours (4-6) after adding the amonia before taking a reading.

Sounds like your tank is ready... you will experience some "mini-cycles" after adding fish so add them slowly.