Fishless Cycling Issue

Tain't fresh, and tain't marine! Talk about brackish setups.
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Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Ianb262 » Fri May 20, 2016 8:58 am

I accidently added too much ammonia to my new brackish tank. There are no fish in it yet, and my ammonia is reading 7 - 8 ppm :?
I tried a 10% water change and nothing went down.

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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri May 20, 2016 9:16 am

Then do a 50% WC. You need to keep notes on how many drops will raise the ammonia to 5.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Ianb262 » Fri May 20, 2016 9:23 am

Thanks!
What is your view on Tetra SafeStart? I saw that it cycled some peoples tanks overnight. Is this true?

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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Ianb262 » Fri May 20, 2016 11:13 am

Just did the 50% WC. Went from 8 to 4ppm. I will let it run because I unplugged the filter while I did the WC. When my ammonia levels get lower, I will try Tetra SafeStart to cycle. Many people had success with it :D
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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Welch4 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:43 pm

I don't think there I a brackish product available. The bacteria in the safe start freshwater is stable at 1.0 and bio spria is stable at 1.025
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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by kass » Fri May 20, 2016 7:36 pm

I recently used tetra start safe, and it did not work for me. I had read good things about it but the bacteria in the bottle I bought must have died transport, I guess. It was shipped internationally. Anyways, just be aware that it may not work. I personally would only use it to fishless cycle incase you get a dud.

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Re: Fishless Cycling Issue

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 22, 2016 9:25 am

I have only used Safestart when adding a large amount of new fish to an established tank.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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