Discussion in 'Aquarium Nitrogen Cycle' started by gavin1985, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. gavin1985New MemberMember

    i have been doing a 50% water change for the last week to get my ammonia level down but it doesnt seem to come down itss always at 0.50. my ph is always between 6.8 and 7.4 n all nitrates are always 0. any suggestions of what i can do to get my ammonia level down?
  2. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

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  3. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    welcome to fishlore!!!!!

    It can take many weeks to cycle a ken suggested, filling in all your info will help allot....

    If you are cycling with fish, continue the daily water changes to keep the fish safe....also test your tap water to be sure you arent fighting an uphill battle...

    the ph will move all over the place while the tank will settle once that is completed :) goodluck!
  4. gavin1985New MemberMember

    thank you for the help:)
  5. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    your welcome :)

    Now that we see the info, dont add any of the ph chemicals as they will just cause a drastic ph I mentioned, as the tank cycles, the ph will settle itself :)

    as far as cycling, its going to take allot of time with the stock you have in the 10g....sorry to say but its severely overstocked while trying to cycle it....the waste from those fish are going to keep the ammonia right up there....its not impossible, but will take weeks....dont give up :) daily water changes in a 10g shouldnt be too hard to do ....good luck!
  6. gavin1985New MemberMember

    thank you

    how long do you think it will take for the tank to cycle? should i clean the gravel regular aswell as water change? :)
  7. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    No one can really give you a time frame...its going to be a tank thats always going to struggle with the large stock in you think you can return the 6 male guppies for now? livebearers should be 1 male to 2-4 have it reversed and the males will probably stress the females ....if you can return the 6 guppies, that should help you along ....

    I would vacuum the gravel a couple times a week to help get the ammonia lower...theres going to be allot of poo from those fish....
  8. gavin1985New MemberMember

    ok thank you ill try and return the guppies today and ill clean the gravel a couple of times a week

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