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

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by yogosans14, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. yogosans14Valued MemberMember

    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?
     
  2. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    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.
     
  3. OP
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    yogosans14Valued MemberMember

    maybe that's why its taking longer, I did like 4 water changes in this whole process...im just really scared my goldies aren't gonna make it :(
     
  4. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I wouldn't be concerned.... I agree with junebug. Goldfish are hardy. (Well, most types are)
     
  5. junebug

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    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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