- Jun 8, 2018
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Not sure if I’m allowed to post here but I definitely do not consider myself anything more than intermediate at best [emoji28]. Anyways I’m in the process of cycling a Innovative Marine Fusion 20G and I’ve made some mistakes I’m hoping the R2R community might be able to help me fix. I set up the tank roughly about 3 weeks ago and upon getting the tank wet I used this product (Royal Nature Bacto: https://royalnature-usa.com/products/copy-of-royal-bacto-500ml ) since it’s what I had and figured it would help start the cycle along with some DR. Tim’s bottled ammonia. A week later the girlfriend and I went to RAPNYC and picked up some Fritz turbostart 900 which I then ended up using on the same tank. I started testing them and everything seemed off to a good start. Saw ammonia then shortly Nitrite and then Nitrate. Everything seemed to be under control but a few days after that then ammonia showed up and then nitrite and numbers aren’t coming down. A couple people have told me that the two different bacteria might be fighting each other and preventing from processing the ammonia and nitrite. At this point I’m not entirely sure what to do to remedy this but just in case I have some Fritz 9 Nitrifying bacteria arriving tomorrow from amazon. Thanks in advance for the guidance!