H2oAngels
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H2oAngels

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jul 18, 1991 (Age: 27)
    Gender:
    Male
    List any water conditioners and test kits used::
    Currently only using prime (active fish-in cycle).
    Experience:
    Just started
    Do you know about the Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle?:
    Yes
    Aquarium Size:
    20h
    Aquarium Type:
    Freshwater Fish Only
    Fish, Plants, Inverts, etc.:
    3x Blue Pinoy Zebra Angelfish (pearlscale). 1x Flying Fox
    Aquarium Start Date:
    3/16/19
    Ammonia:
    0.25
    Nitrite:
    0
    Nitrate:
    0
    Temperature:
    80
    pH:
    6.7
    Lighting:
    Kit LED
    Skimmer:
    No
    Aquarium Filter Type:
    Fluval Aquaclear 50
    Live Rock Amount:
    0
    New to the hobby. Bought 3 incredible angels and a flying fox. Set my 20 gallon high up (not long term home). I conditioned the water and added QuickStart (Not knowing anything about the nitrogen cycle). I tested the water with a test strip kit. Everything read what google said it should. 4 hours later my fish were home and in the tank. Luckily amidst other fish related research I stumbled across something that said a nitrogen cycle was the first step and it could take 30 days. At that moment I knew I messed up, I knew QuickStart didn’t work the way I thought it did. That night I went out and bought my master kit. I discovered my goof in a timely fashion and my first ammonia test came back at 0.5 ppm. My first water change commenced soon after. Long story short my crash course in fish-in cycling is now a full week in. I’ve run at least 20 sets of tests and done around 8 water changes in 3 days (25 percent changes for the sake of speed). My fear has turned to confidence now that I have the knowledge needed. I’m still in the ammonia phase of my cycle. I decided to take a very minimal stress route for this process. I’m only dosing prime, doing water changes and testing like a mad man. Regardless of the “safe” threshold my goal have been to keep my ammonia below .50 ppm. I’ve got that down sitting steady at .25 ppm for the past day+. I’m glowing to see some positive nitrite tests over the next few days. Cheers!