Cycling My First Tank

Jackiecharm

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HI there,
So I've been cycling m first tank for ten days now. On day one I added a bottle of tetra safe start plus, and I've been using pure ammonia to keep the ammonia level at 2ppm.
For all ten days my ammonia has been 2ppm, 0 nitrites, and 0 nitrates, at 80°F. I know cycling can take awhile, but is there anything I can do to speed this up?
 

Kiks

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Usually what's recommended to speed it up is turning up the temperature, but I see you've already done that. Cycling is a process that takes time, usually 4 - 6 weeks and seeing no changes during the first 10 days isn't unusual. Keep testing the water and research the fish you want for when your tank is ready!
 

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Bump your ammonia up to 4 ppm, and your temperature to 82. That worked well for me. There’s a lot of controversy here as to whether products like tetra safe start actually work. I didn’t use any bacteria additives when cycling my 75 gallon, and it ended up taking about 8 weeks. Good luck!
 

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