Cycling Journal 15 Gallon Tank

  1. rae650

    rae650 New Member Member

    I am 3 weeks into my cycle and have decided to log my findings here so we can try to predict when it will be done! Also so I have somewhere to compare readings.

    The tests are in the following order:

    Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, Ammonia after 1ml of ammonia is added.

    Each day I add 1ml of flourish excel and 1ml of household ammonia.

    Every other day I add 1 pump (2ml) of tropica fertiliser. This is my tank. 1530002227645.jpg

    Ammonia= 1.0
    Nitrite= 2.0
    Nitrate = <5
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    Ammonia = 0.5
    Nitrite = 2.0
    Nitrate = 10 20180624_104500.jpg
     
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    Ammonia = 0.25
    Nitrite = 2.0
    Nitrate = <5 20180626_092702.jpg

    I tested my ph today (26th June) and I believe it is around 8. Is this a worry? 1530003084257.jpg
     
  3. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    A pH of 8 is a bit high, but your still cycling. You mentioned using household ammonia. In the section for ingredients on the back, it doesn't happen to say surfactants does it?
     


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    rae650

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    This is the product I am using, I can't find an ingredients list though. 1530088421879.jpg

    I found the ingredients. Screenshot_20180627-094519_Chrome.jpg

    Ammonia= 0.25
    Nitrite= 2
    Nitrate= <5 Snapchat-121203295.jpg
     
  5. finnipper59

    finnipper59 Well Known Member Member

    It's good. A lot of bottles found in supermarkets are clear and just say ammonia on the front. But if you read the ingredients, they say ammonia and surfactants. Your's is just ammonia.
     
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    Last night I did a water change.
    This morning's readings were higher for ammonia and lower for nitrate, have I undone some of my cycle?

    Ammonia - 0.5
    Nitrite - 2
    Nitrate - <5 Snapchat-84169480.jpg