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Day 15 of cycling with dr Tim’s am I ok to add fish? Ammonia has not changed at all
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Ammonia:2ppm (Red Sea)
Ph:8.2
Alk:9.3 (Hanna)
Salinity:1.026
Nitrate: 2ppm (Red Sea)

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What I thought also just odd ammonia is still 2ppm
Yea that's strange after 15 days... I'd say one more week test again if it's still at 2ppm somethings up. Maybe try retesting ammonia maybe you made a slight mistake with the test and it's giving you a false reading. If you clean the vial with tap water make sure it's COMPLETELY clean and dry.
 
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I clean with rodi water and I have been testing every other day and I just did a 30% water change to see if I could notice a difference in ammonia test there was 0 so maybe I overdosed ammonia and it’s much higher then 2ppm?
 

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I clean with rodi water and I have been testing every other day and I just did a 30% water change to see if I could notice a difference in ammonia test there was 0 so maybe I overdosed ammonia and it’s much higher then 2ppm?
Yea only thing I think it could be. I'd either do another WC or wait a week and see if it goes down at all.
 

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when is the last time you added ammonia? Day 1? What are Nitrites at? You should be seeing Nitrate raise, even if you did overdose ammonia.
 
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14 pages on how to fix that tank above.


step 1 change water


step two, add some life

step three put down the test kits

step four post us proof pics I link them to page fifteen.

*as we debate what is shown for a year there, remember we aren't talking test kit stated params there for pages. we think those are wrong in nearly every stated case.

what we do speak about is # of days underwater, which you've met, and dosing a booster, which you have

we then use tank pics with animals in it as the final proof, we never never ever believe the stated test kit ranges, that's key in the success of the pages and the timeliness of each cycle call.

your specific start date was a few days ago. I know your tests dont agree, they're not factored above and we keep turning out great systems and occasionally a seneye owner spot checks us; we pass :)

seneye test kit owners are the only ones we believe on a one off reading.
 
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14 pages on how to fix that tank above.


step 1 change water


step two, add some life

step three put down the test kits

step four post us proof pics I link them to page fifteen.

*as we debate what is shown for a year there, remember we aren't talking test kit stated params there for pages. we think those are wrong in nearly every stated case.

what we do speak about is # of days underwater, which you've met, and dosing a booster, which you have

we then use tank pics with animals in it as the final proof, we never never ever believe the stated test kit ranges, that's key in the success of the pages and the timeliness of each cycle call.

your specific start date was a few days ago. I know your tests dont agree, they're not factored above and we keep turning out great systems and occasionally a seneye owner spot checks us; we pass :)

seneye test kit owners are the only ones we believe on a one off reading.
I'm assuming 100% water change?
 
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if possible yes, we use that as the great equalizer to smooth out all the various things folks add during ramp up times

I have never once in all reefing seen a fifteen day dosed tank do the water change and fail to carry life. I'd be more concerned if you were on day 4

even if that bottle bac you added was dead/mostly dead, which is rare, you still meet the ammonia timeline from a common cycling chart. we kicked out approximation testing but we subbed in other objective means.

the very first example post was a reading three times higher than yours, eight ppm for a month stuck.
 

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can you post tank pics

if the live rock you added was wet when it came home, that was skip cycle live rock and the pet store misadvised that bottle bac sale. they do it from mis training, not by bad intent.


in forums, peers routinely advise live rock skip cyclers to add bac anyway. if your live rock was dry when you added it, the bac were timed well but if it came home wet, they were already full of cycling bac and cost more than the dry stuff because of that.
 

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I added a few pounds of Live Rock and dr tims one and only
Yeah that's weird then. I mean a lot of reports recently that Dr. Tim's One and Only does not seem to really be working, but well if you have live rock defo should have the nitrifiers you'd need. Do you have a pic of your tank?
 
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