New Tank Water Parameters Question

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New Tank Water Parameters Question

Post by tmgarcia70 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:37 am

Hi! I just started cycling my new 10g tank and am on the 3rd day (2nd day using Fluval concentrated Biological) here are what my readings were today. Does it look like the cycling process is going in the right direction? Should I add more ammonia? My tank will be for 1 or 2 DPs.

Ph - 7.6
Ammonia - 2 ppm
Nitrite - 5 ppm
Nitrate - 40 ppm

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Re: New Tank Water Parameters Question

Post by pufferjw » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:54 pm

Right direction, but it will need a lot more time. Fluval biological has been known not to work, the general consensus is that Tetra SafeStart is much better, so probably go with that.
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Re: New Tank Water Parameters Question

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:31 pm

Or better yet, filter material from an established system.
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Re: New Tank Water Parameters Question

Post by tmgarcia70 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm

I have tried to find some no luck yet. Might try angels plus, I've heard good things

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Re: New Tank Water Parameters Question

Post by eieio » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:06 am

tmgarcia70 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:34 pm
I have tried to find some no luck yet. Might try angels plus, I've heard good things
tetra safe start is sold by all of the major retailers, on line and big box.
...........google, call & confirm, purchase, follow directions on label, verify results, done.
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