2nd Try....

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by KevInLA, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. KevInLAValued MemberMember

    Hi everyone,

    I posted this a while ago but for some reason my post was the only one without a single reply, so im trying again. Here is the question...

    I'm about a week and a half into my cycle of a 60 gallon tank, I used a bottle of Fritz turbo 700 a week ago. Using the   test kit, It's at about .75-1ppm  , looking like up to around 5 on the  , and about 10-20 on the  . I think I should do a water change and add a little more  . Does this sound like I'm on the right track? Thanks for any help!

    If it helps, I'm running a Fluval 306, and having a 206 delivered today for the other side.
  2. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Yes, I think your plan is a good one :)
  3. GabeCValued MemberMember

    Add ammonia any time it gets to around 1ppm. For that size tank, you should be dosing up to 4ppm. I wouldn't do a water change until your nitrites/nitrates are almost off of the chart.
  4. KevInLAValued MemberMember

    ok, thats along woth what i was thinking but i wasnt sure iff there was any isse with getting readings on all 3 at the same time...dont wanna kill the developing bacteria. thanks for replying!
  5. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Be careful doing this because high nitrites or nitrates can stall the cycle depending on other water characteristics.
  6. KevInLAValued MemberMember

    yea tat was my biggest fear was stalling or messing the cycle up....

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