Day 10 with tetra safe start .25 ammonia 0 nitrites and .10 nitrate...what now?

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I'm having to recycle my goldfish tank from scratch and it's a pain, I added the first bottle of TSS when the ammonia levels were to high which I read will kill it at high levels. Then I added another bottle but my ammonia still won't go to 0!ugh should I just keep waiting?
 

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And this is why we don't test water mid-cycle with TSS.

Don't do anything, stop testing the water. Wait until the 14 days is up, then you can test and water change as necessary.
 
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maybe that's why its taking longer, I did like 4 water changes in this whole process...I'm just really scared my goldies aren't gonna make it
 

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yogosans14 said:
maybe that's why its taking longer, I did like 4 water changes in this whole process...I'm just really scared my goldies aren't gonna make it
If you change water during a TSS cycle, it won't work. Time to start over, sounds like. If you want the tank to cycle, add a bottle of TSS and don't touch anything for two weeks.
 

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