Cycled, but not ready for fish. How much ammonia and how often should I be adding to keep the cycle going?

Horton

Member
I woke up this morning to my 20 Gallon being cycled. I've added 2ppm ammonia and will check in 12 hours, just to be sure.

Ammo: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 80ish ppm


20 Gallon Cycled.jpg

How much ammonia should I be adding and how often to keep the cycle going until I can purchase fish? I'm waiting on some $$$ before purchasing.
 

Momgoose56

Member
Horton said:
I woke up this morning to my 20 Gallon being cycled. I've added 2ppm ammonia and will check in 12 hours, just to be sure.

Ammo: 0 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 80ish ppm


20 Gallon Cycled.jpg

How much ammonia should I be adding and how often to keep the cycle going until I can purchase fish? I'm waiting on some $$$ before purchasing.
Just keep adding 2ppm ammonia every time it drops to 0 ppm and change water to keep nitrates at less than 80ppm. Just before you put fish in, do a big enough water change to get nitrates to well under 20ppm. Good job and post somew pics when you get your fish!
 
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