I would say 3-4-5 were the main culprits.Truckjohn said:Any idea what boinked your existing cycle?
My causes of a crashed nitrification cycle were tracked down to:
1. Too much water conditioners.
2. Too much ammonia lowering products.
3. Excessive cleaning.
4. Replacing the HOB filter with a new one
5. Junk TopFin or API "beneficial bacteria" product.
Tried both of them twice.philyoosays said:NO! Are you saying that it's always junk or that you can get junk bottles?
I have crashed mine 4 or 5 different ways overdosing water conditoner products.... I even managed to crash it at least once with Prime.... You *can* add too much and it will crash....Heath0 said:I think number 3 and possibly number one may be the suspect.
If it cycled and your ammonia and nitrites are fine - then no problems. Good to go.philyoosays said: