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    Cycle Solved!!

    Thanks for the reply! I am aware of the difference (i think) and my reasoning was in my understanding, ammonia is a byproduct of chlorine/chloramine that is used to treat city water systems. Since my tap consistently reads about 4.0 ammonia, i assumed there was definetely chlorine/chloramine in...
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    Cycle Solved!!

    Hey guys! A couple weeks ago i posted on here out of frustration for my new 30 gallon not cycling. Ive had some pretty sudden developments so i thought i would share! About a month after losing all my Tiger Barbs (bad attempt at fish in cycle) i still had a 4.0 ammonia reading in the tank (using...
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    Tetra Restart

    Oh wow! Did you add the Tetra Safe Start after you had 8.0 readings? If so, it still took it all the way down and cycled? If so that gives me more confidence, i was under the impression that 4.0 and higher harmed any beneficial bacteria because its simply too much. Thanks for the replies!
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    Tetra Restart

    Thank you for the replies! There are no fish currently, after losing the barbs and seeing the ammonia i refuse to stress anymore out or risk killing more. My ammonia levels have stayed the same however, and the last fish came out a week ago. The only living things are a couple malaysian trumpet...
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    Tetra Restart

    Hey guys, So after a recent failure with my 29ga and Tetra Safe Start (overwhelmed any bacteria if it was still alive in the first place) ive decided to do a 100% water change and get another bottle tonight. The problem is, my tap water has about a 2.0 ammonia reading straight from the tap, and...
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    Deadly Water Change. Im Done.

    No unfortunately the last one just passed. They were doing surprisingly well given their water conditions. Ironic how me trying to help ended up being their demise...lol. I have read about stability and prime, although im going the fishless route 100% from now on. I feel way too bad about my...
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    Deadly Water Change. Im Done.

    I would never have let the ammonia get that high on my own, Tetra Safe Start directions instruct to not mess with the water for two weeks at least. Finally after reading another post on here i realized that those ammonia levels werent letting the TSS do its job in the first place. Was 6 tiger...
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    Deadly Water Change. Im Done.

    I appreciate the encouragement. Guess ill go back to trying a fishless ammonia cycle. In the future, how do i minimize stress during water changes? For a task thats pretty much required weekly, im very sketched out by it now.
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    Deadly Water Change. Im Done.

    Almost 2 weeks in with Tetra Safe Start and my ammonia is sky high (almost 8.0) which would have rendered the bacteria useless. Decided to do a 75% water change out of fear for my 6 tiger barbs. After pre treating water and matching the temp best i could, they are all currently dying one by one...
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    Beginner Cycle Help

    Thank you for the response. I read 4.0 ammonia readings can kill the establishing bacteria, which is what scared me but i will do as they say and not trust the readings period until 2 weeks is up.
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    Beginner Cycle Help

    Hey guys, Like many, i was not aware of the nitrogen cycle until it was too late. Last week i purchased a 29 gallon aqueon led deluxe kit along with 6 small tiger barbs. 2 days in, and i was down to 2 TB and finally came across the nitrogen cycle information when frantically googling how to...




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