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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    Hi Lisa, Totally exciting watching that tube start to go organge! In fact I performed a test a half hour ago and it's definately more orange than yesterday! Also, over the last couple weeks I see a definate improvement in the plant. The dead leaves fell off and now it's mostly all green again...
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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    Well some encouraging news, I test the for nitrates in the tank, and then compared to nitrate sample from the tap. A lthough the tank nitrates are not quite orange on the test, it is definately different than the tap water. The tap water is a bright yellow, and when contrasted to the tank sample...
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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    thanks, the only thing I didnt do was wait 24hrs after adding prime. Since I did a water change yesterday I will test today and then see if the results are any different.
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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    Thanks, I was suspecting that either the stabilty was killing off the colony or maybe the first de-chlorinator I was using. Now all I use is prime as of about 3 weeks ago. This should simplify things. The only thing I dont understand about the prime is that it removes or neutralizes nitrite...
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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    I posted that on a different forum a about 1 week ago. Here is an update since then, well bad news, I had one of the tiger barbs die last night. Checked the levels again and low and behold the ammonia has actually increased past 0.25ppm almost to 0.5ppm, and of course no nitrites and no...
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    Tank cycling just not happening?

    Ok here is the recreation of events since the beginning. Bought and set up a 37gallon freshwater tank on march 9th of this year. Started a cycle with fish, on advice from pet store guy and hadnt read this forum yet on fishless cycle. Anyway began with a few zebra danois, added the seachem...




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