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ok I also have 20 gal i've been trying to cycle. ammonia won't go away and I just found out that our tap has high ammonia (1.0) which is probably why. and so you don't ask we ALWAYS use prime when doing water changes. anyway we have a 10 gal that we set up to put some baby fry in when they started dying in our 1.5gal after they had lived there for over a month. we put the 3 out of the 6 we started with in the 10 gallon uncycled tank. well the ammonia in there was 1.0 and two of the baby fry died. they were in there for over a week. after the last one died two days ago we transfered the last fry into a breeding box into the 20 gallon because the ammonia (.25) was way lower in it then were it was living. we left the filter on in the 10 gal but haven't done anything with it since we took the baby out. I checked the ammonia tonight and the ammonia is at 2.0. I didnt bother checking nitrites or nitrates. I thought i'd wait till the ammonia started going down. I just don't get the nitrogen cycle and I need help. what should I do with the 10 gal tank to make sure it cycles right?