Ammonia Problems Help

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by candle, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. candle

    candleNew MemberMember


    Hi all

    I am sick of doing water changes! I can not get my tank to cycle, and I don't know why. I changed the filter(it was due), i been doing water changes every day and using prime what is taking so long to get a nitrate or nitrite reading and no ammonia???
    Is there anything else i can do that will make this process easier?
  2. Jaysee

    JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Changing the filter ruined any progress you may have made, IMO. Cycling with fish is not only hard on the fish, but hard on the keeper. It's worse for the fish, though.

    I would get some TSS.
  3. Shawnie

    ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

  4. jsides1979

    jsides1979Valued MemberMember

    I agree with the members above. TSS is a great product and works fast. Don't by nutrafin cycle or stress zyme. If yo can't find it at your LFS go to big al's and order it there. I would give it a few days without water changes to get the bacteria to start forming and use prime only when your readings are really high.
  5. OP

    candleNew MemberMember

    thanks you guys! I transferred fish to another tank that is already cycled
  6. vinny123

    vinny123New MemberMember

    ive always used gold fish to cycle a tank with the addition of a few frozen prawns never had anyprobs usually takes max6 weeks changing or cleaning a filter during cycling is a huge mistake!!ask your lfs to squeeze out a few sponges into a bag and tip it in .
  7. Goldwing_Don

    Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    welcome to fishlore vinny123 :;hi2