Daily Log Of My Fishless Cycle Using Seachem Stability And Dr. Tim's Ammonia

Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by PhillyKev, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. PhillyKev

    PhillyKev Valued Member Member

    For anyone interested. Not quite done yet, but getting close, I hope. I'm at the point where I'm about to start naming my beneficial bacteria, we've become so close over the past 3 weeks.

    Anyway, it's a 36G Bowfront. Started out with Aqueon Quietflow 30, have supplemented that as noted. Put the stability in following directions, doesn't appear to have helped me cycle any quicker, nor did the driftwood I took from my LFS tank as noted below. But the ammonia solution seems to have been critical, doesn't seem it would have gotten anywhere with fish food as the ammonia source, and then I'd have to clean it all up if I kept adding it.

    My pH is 7.8, kH 5, gH 9.


    Will update the full chart when completed.


    AMMONIA /NITRITE /NITRATE

    Day 1 0ppm / 0ppm / 2ppm Added 4 caps Stability and pinch of flake food

    Day 2 0ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability and pinch of flake food

    Day 3 0ppm /0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability and pinch of flake food

    Day 4 0ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability and pinch of flake food

    Day 5 2ppm / n/t / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution 1 hour before testing. added 2 caps stability after test for ammonia

    Day 6 2ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability - removed ammonia reducer specialty pad

    Day 7 2ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability

    Day 8 2ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability, driftwood from established tank, bio rings, and sponge material

    Day 9 2ppm / 0ppm / 5ppm Added 2 caps Stability

    Day 10 2ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 2 caps Stability, maybe slight decrease in ammonia

    Day 11 2ppm / 0ppm / n/t Added 70 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 12 4ppm / 0.25ppm / n/t

    Day 13 4ppm / 0.25ppm / 10ppm

    Day 14 4ppm / 0.5ppm / n/t

    Day 15 2ppm / 2ppm / n/t Added Aquaclear 50 HOB filter with sponge and biomax, removed carbon it came with

    Day 16 2ppm / >5ppm / n/t

    Day 17 0.5ppm / n/t / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 18 2ppm / >5ppm / n/t

    Day 19 0ppm / >5ppm / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 20 0ppm / 2ppm / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 21 0ppm / 1ppm / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 22 0ppm / 1ppm / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution

    Day 23 0ppm / 0.5ppm / 5ppm Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution Added Hujicon Double Super Biological sponge filter to seed for Quarantine tank.

    Day 24 0ppm / 0.5ppm / n/t Added 140 drops Dr. Tim's Ammonium solution
     
  2. NavyChief20

    NavyChief20 Well Known Member Member

    Looking good so far, you're almost there. I like that you maintain logs and ditched the useless carbon.
     




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