nitrogen cycle

  1. S

    Nitrobac bottle dosing.

    Hello. I’m currently at the end of the cycle for my tank. Ammonia is trace and nitrites have risen and are now nearing 0. Nitrates were at 25 ppm so I’ve done a 25/30% water change today to lower it somewhat. from advice on here I have added my first fish today and all appears to be healthy...
  2. S

    Cycling tank with "Red Sea Pro Reef Mature Kit"

    Hello. I am currently in the process of cycling my Red Sea Max Nano reef tank. I've added 20lbs of Carib-sea special grade live sand and about 15-20lbs of Carib-sea Life rock shapes (spored with bacteria). I've also added a mesh bag worth of Fluval bio tubes (for surface area for bacteria)...
  3. ChandlerTingle

    Cycling Process

    So I’m on the 3rd day of cycling for my 38 gallon tank with the products Dr. Tim’s Ammonia Chloride and API QuickStart. First Day the Ammonia was on 2.0 ppm and has been for the 3 days but Nitrites have not gone up. Should I be worried or is this normal, Which day is usually when you see the...
  4. U

    Nitrogen cycle help

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to decide whether or not I should add ammonia and nitrifying bacteria into my tank. This is my third week into the nitrogen cycle and today my results are Ammonia: 0.6 Nitrite:0.5 Nitrate:10 PH:8
  5. Elev8minh


    Hello to everyone on here. Firstly, let me introduce myself my name is Minh and I am completely new to the salt water aquarium hobby and I am extremely excited as I am about to embark on this new journey. However I have hit a cross roads and I figured I ask on here for some guidance and wisdom...
  6. Foggy Pirate

    Nitrogen Cycle Help... Approaching End what do i do between that and time i get fish.....

    Hey Everyone! Second post here in Reef2Reef and a new member! My name is Jeff I just finished setting up my first Fluval evo 13.5 tank, everything stock except protein skimmer and a 240 wave maker. Iv did a fish less cycle with ammonia and as I believe its nearing the end im unaware of what to...
  7. carterpaules

    Tank cycle water parameter

    25 lagoon cycling. im about 4.5 weeks in with it up and running Hi I was wondering if anyone could let me know how the waters doing. .0-.25 Phosphate apx .1 No3 50 No2 .25 mg 1500 phosphate .62 how we doing? im adding a sump and a new skimmer soon.. also maybe an alge scrubber to get...
  8. Grosea13

    How can Seachem Stability work in both salt and fresh?

    So i have always kept Cichlids and decided to setup a 20 gal reef tank beside my bed. I bought a 6 gallon setup from a guy which already had fish. Parameters were stable and there was alot of bio media in the mini sump. So I added that to the 20 gal setup. Saw some ammonia last night and my...
  9. Spydersweb

    Ammonia gone in less than 24 hours, nitrites not

    Hello all, So, I’ve been cycling live rock in a 30 gallon bin for about 6 weeks now, but I’m confused. When I dose the ammonia to about 3-4ppm, the ammonia is gone in less than 24 hours, but it takes the nitrites 1 1/2- 2 days to be gone. Would anyone know why that’s the case? Will it just take...
  10. shahprincea

    To start or to wait

    Hi Guys, I bought 4 feet by 2 feet tank from waterbox and at this point ready. I need some help in deciding "to start or to wait". Since I am starting with dry rock (carib sea liferock) and bare bottom I wanted to start the cycling process. I know it will take some time to stabilitize as I am...
  11. MarineDepot

    Fishless Cycling a New Aquarium

    Fishless Cycling a New Aquarium A Recipe for Success from DrTim's Aquatics!
  12. Ammonia & Your Tank's Own Nitrogen Cycle

    Beginner Topic Ammonia & Your Tank's Own Nitrogen Cycle

    This article is sponsored by @Triquatics Images are courtesy of @Triquatics. ©2019, All Rights Reserved. The Nitrogen Cycle, as it applies to the greater natural world, is a series of chemical reactions that support all life on earth. Through these reactions, non-reactive nitrogen gas (N) and...

    What is Ammonia?

    A brand new video, in the brand new DansReef #fastfacts series explaining Ammonia in under 3 minutes! Check it out and look out for the next videos in the series!

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    Its amazing how many of us still dont fully understand the varying types of filtration available .. I created this video to hopefully explain it in a level of detail everybody can understand :) I hope you enjoy it!
  15. Salty-Sailor

    How to "properly" cycle a tank?

    So, I bought pukani rock from BRS and put it in a large brute trashcan in saltwater for 1 month with a power head and heater. i did 100% water change on the trash can with my "old" water change water from my frag system once per week after the first month of just circulating the water & i did...
  16. Tryndle

    Please help! New to cycling a tank

    hello to anybody reading this, I recently bought a Nuvo fusion 20 gallon tank and wanted to try out this amazing hobby. I know that beginners are recommended to get at least a 50 gallon tank, but I have no room in my small apartment. Anyways, it’s been about two weeks since I’ve added my sand...
  17. alexytman

    NO2 AND NO3 rise

    I've been doing my cycle for a week or 2, a had a diatom bloom while back. I used LR etc. and live bacteria added to water. However, I noticed my Nitrite AND nitrate levels are rising at the same time. Is that normal? my LR ratio is 80% Live 20% dead I have some green algae growing few days...
  18. alexytman


    I've been doing my nitrogen cycle and I notice quite a lot of algae in my rocks... what does it mean? do I have to do anything?
  19. alexytman

    Nitrogen Cycle - Water Test?

    I was starting a tank with IO salt and Live rock etc. But I was wondering how often do you check your water quality? and methods of dealing with water quality DURING the cycle. (I have a skimmer running).
  20. R

    The people at the lfs screwed me and my clowns :(

    I can't express the anger I am in right now....the people at my lfs basically told me to leave my tank for 3 weeks before adding fish with live rock. They told me absolutely nothing about the Nitrogen Cycle. After reading more and more on these forums I have learned about the Nitrogen Cycle and...
  21. C

    Tank Cycling Help

    I started cycling my tank at the end of November. Here is a chart that shows readings that I took occasionally to track the progress. Can anyone look at this chart at tell me if it is cycling correctly or not? I'm not really sure. From what I have read the Ammonia would go up then back down as...
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