Tanks Cycled! Now What?

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RHONDA PIMENTEL

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Hi all, my 2 tanks have now cycled. Ammo 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 30. So now, to keep the bb going, because no fish going in yet. Do I do a water change first or add ammonia first...? To make sure its really cycled? Ty all! Rhonda
 

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Hi all, my 2 tanks have now cycled. Ammo 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 30. So now, to keep the bb going, because no fish going in yet. Do I do a water change first or add ammonia first...? To make sure its really cycled? Ty all! Rhonda
Add ammonia and if it is gone withine 24 hours you're completely cycled then water change to bring nitrates down.
 

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You add ammonia and make sure tomorrow you have no ammonia and nitrite reading. Then, if youre planning on getting fish right off, do a 50% water change and get the smallest, most peaceful fish first. Depending on the size of your tank, that might be 1 fish, it might be 20.
 

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Definitely make sure to do your homework on bioloads of your fish choices and add slowly so you dont frwak your cycle out by overloading.
 

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You add ammonia and make sure tomorrow you have no ammonia and nitrite reading. Then, if youre planning on getting fish right off, do a 50% water change and get the smallest, most peaceful fish first. Depending on the size of your tank, that might be 1 fish, it might be 20.
Ty so much.
 
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